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CHAPTER 273-A
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS

Section 273-A:5

273-A:5 Unfair Labor Practices Prohibited.

I. It shall be a prohibited practice for any public employer:

(a) To restrain, coerce or otherwise interfere with its employees in the exercise of the rights conferred by this chapter;

(b) To dominate or to interfere in the formation or administration of any employee organization;

(c) To discriminate in the hiring or tenure, or the terms and conditions of employment of its employees for the purpose of encouraging or discouraging membership in any employee organization;

(d) To discharge or otherwise discriminate against any employee because he has filed a complaint, affidavit or petition, or given information or testimony under this chapter;

(e) To refuse to negotiate in good faith with the exclusive representative of a bargaining unit, including the failure to submit to the legislative body any cost item agreed upon in negotiations;

(f) To invoke a lockout;

(g) To fail to comply with this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter;

(h) To breach a collective bargaining agreement;

(i) To make any law or regulation, or to adopt any rule relative to the terms and conditions of employment that would invalidate any portion of an agreement entered into by the public employer making or adopting such law, regulation or rule.

II. It shall be a prohibited practice for the exclusive representative of any public employee:

(a) To restrain, coerce or otherwise interfere with public employees in the exercise of their rights under this chapter;

(b) To restrain, coerce or otherwise interfere with public employers in their selection of agents to represent them in collective bargaining negotiations or the settlement of grievances;

(c) To cause or attempt to cause a public employer to discriminate against an employee in violation of RSA 273-A:5, I(c), or to discriminate against any public employee whose membership in an employee organization has been denied or terminated for reasons other than failure to pay membership dues;

(d) To refuse to negotiate in good faith with the public employer;

(e) To engage in a strike or other form of job action;

(f) To breach a collective bargaining agreement.

(g) To fail to comply with this chapter or any rule adopted hereunder.

Source. 1975, 490:2. 1979, 374:4, eff. Aug. 22, 1979

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