‘Exploding Offers’ Can Be Bad-Faith Bargaining

This article appears in the September 2019 issue of our monthly newsletter Public Safety Labor News. In collective bargaining parlance, an offer that expires on a fixed date is known as an ‘exploding offer.’ In a lengthy opinion, the California Public Employment Relations Board analyzed when exploding offers amount to bad-faith bargaining. The case involved […]

Interview with Tenari Ma’afala and Vladimir Devens of SHOPO

Will interviews Tenari Ma’afala and Vladimir Devens of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) about the state’s unusual collective bargaining law, how they fixed their recruitment and retention problem, arbitration stories, and the standard of conduct differential. LISTEN