Absent an appropriate defense, an employer's unilateral change in a condition of employment involving a mandatory subject of bargaining will constitute an illegal refusal to bargain and a prohibited practice under MERA, the Municipal Employees Relations Act, Connecticut General Statutes §7-470(a)(4); however, if the contract permits the employer to make the change, no violation will be found.
In the Matter of: City of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Police Union, Local 1159 Council 15, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Board of Labor Relations
February 25, 2013
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