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5020 - Collective Bargaining

The Districts encourages and will strive to promote a good and fair working relationship among the District staff. The District recognizes the right of public staff to join labor organizations, and to be represented by such organizations in the negotiation of such matters and according to such procedures as may be required by law or agreement of the parties. The District will engage in collective bargaining with the properly designated bargaining units and will abide by collective bargaining agreements reached with such properly designated bargaining units.

The chief negotiator representing the District will be appointed by the superintendent. The chief negotiator will advise and inform the Board regarding the negotiation’s progress. Any agreements reached by the chief negotiator shall not be binding upon the Board until formally approved by the board.



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Cross References:


  • RCW 41.56.060 Determination of bargaining unit — Bargaining representative
  • RCW 41.59.070 Election to ascertain exclusive bargaining representative, when — Run-off election — Decertification election