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Joint Committee on Employment Relations

Virtual Work Session: Election of a new chair(s), bargaining process overview, continuation of committee goals and objectives (RCW 41.80.007(4): In years when master collective bargaining agreements are negotiated, the committee must meet prior to the start of bargaining to identify goals and objectives for public employee collective bargaining that the governor may take into consideration during negotiations), options and limitations available to the executive and legislative branches regarding existing collective bargaining agreements (RCW 41.80.010(5): If, after the compensation and fringe benefit provisions of an agreement are approved by the legislature, a significant revenue shortfall occurs resulting in reduced appropriations, as declared by proclamation of the governor or by resolution of the legislature, both parties shall immediately enter into collective bargaining for a mutually agreed upon modification of the agreement), adjournment.