AAFMCC BARGAINING UPDATE
Are there any consequences to working without a contract? Does The College still need to uphold the old contract even though it is expired?
After a contract expires, an employer is legally obligated to “maintain the conditions of the current contract, including both written agreements and consistent past practices, as they relate to wages, hours and working conditions” per the Michigan Public Employees Relations Act. However, there are a certain things an employer may refuse to continue:
Currently, we expect the college will continue business as usual with regard to policies and practices. We are also not at an impasse and look forward to negotiations this fall.