A Primer On Government Labor Relations In Missouri
Missouri law regulating government labor relations has changed quite a bit over the past 70 years, but in 2007 when the Missouri Supreme Court threw out decades of precedent with Independence NEA v. Independence School District, it marked a radical change for government unions and the organizations with which they negotiate. Since then, public agencies, government unions, and the public have all struggled to makes sense of their respective rights and obligations under this rapidly changing body of law. This primer will guide the reader through the basics of collective bargaining, the legal framework for government unions in Missouri, and the major actors and practices at play in Missouri government labor relations.
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