§903. Employees' rights and duties; prohibited acts

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/027/00903
Published: 2015

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903. Employees' rights and duties; prohibited acts

(a) Employees

shall have the right to self-organization; to form, join, or assist employee

organizations; to bargain collectively through representatives of their own

choice, and to engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective

bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to

refrain from any or all such activities, except as provided in subsections (b)

and (c) of this section, and to appeal grievances as provided in this chapter.

(b) A State

employee may not strike or recognize a picket line of an employee or labor

organization while in the performance of his or her official duties.

(c) An employee

who exercises the right not to join the employee organization representing the

employee's collective bargaining unit shall pay the collective bargaining

service fee to the representative of the bargaining unit in the same manner as

employees who pay membership fees to the representative. The employee

organization shall indemnify and hold the employer harmless from any and all

claims stemming from the implementation or administration of the collective

bargaining service fee. Nothing in this section shall require an employer to

discharge an employee who does not pay the collective bargaining service fee.

(d) All

employers, their officers, agents, and employees or representatives shall exert

every reasonable effort to make and maintain agreements concerning matters

allowable under section 904 of this title and to settle all disputes, whether

arising out of the application of those agreements or growing out of any

dispute between the employer and the employees thereof. (Added 1969, No. 113, §

1; amended 1971, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 28;

2013, No. 37, § 2.)