SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5263
C 045 L 89
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Economic Development & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Warnke, West, McMullen, Bender, Pullen, Bauer, Smitherman and Metcalf)
Read first time 2/28/89.
AN ACT Relating to arbitration for unilaterally implemented proposals; and amending RCW 41.56.100.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. Section 10, chapter 108, Laws of 1967 ex. sess. as amended by section 21, chapter 296, Laws of 1975 1st ex. sess. and RCW 41.56.100 are each amended to read as follows:
A public employer shall have the authority to engage in collective bargaining with the exclusive bargaining representative and no public employer shall refuse to engage in collective bargaining with the exclusive bargaining representative: PROVIDED, That nothing contained herein shall require any public employer to bargain collectively with any bargaining representative concerning any matter which by ordinance, resolution or charter of said public employer has been delegated to any civil service commission or personnel board similar in scope, structure and authority to the board created by chapter 41.06 RCW. Upon the failure of the public employer and the exclusive bargaining representative to conclude a collective bargaining agreement, any matter in dispute may be submitted by either party to the commission. If a public employer implements its last and best offer where there is no contract settlement, allegations that either party is violating the terms of the implemented offer shall be subject to grievance arbitration procedures if and as such procedures are set forth in the implemented offer, or, if not in the implemented offer, if and as such procedures are set forth in the parties' last contract.