SB 358 Creates new provisions relating to collective bargaining within the Bi-State Development Agency
Sponsor: Wieland
LR Number: 1293S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 5/12/2017 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 358-Wieland Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 358 - Under this act, any bargaining unit within the Bi-State Development Agency may choose to be represented by any labor organization for purposes of collective bargaining. However, such bargaining units are not required to be represented by a labor organization.

The act further requires the Bi-State Development Agency to settle labor disputes involving representation by arbitration. Labor disputes resulting in an arbitration award shall be final and binding.

Any labor dispute involving representation arising in the operation of any public transportation service operated by or for the Bi-State Development Agency shall be settled by an arbitration board. Such board shall be composed of three persons, one person chosen by the Agency, one person chosen by the bargaining unit, and one person chosen from the current listing of membership of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

This act is substantially similar to HB 111 (2017), HB 2587 (2016), and HB 1361 (2015).