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Article - State Personnel and Pensions




§3–306.

    (a)    The State and its officers, employees, agents, or representatives are prohibited from engaging in any unfair labor practice, including:

        (1)    interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of their rights under this title;

        (2)    dominating, interfering with, contributing financial or other support to, or assisting in the formation, existence, or administration of any labor organization;

        (3)    granting administrative leave to employees to attend employer sponsored or supported meetings or events relating to an election under § 3–405 of this title, unless the employer grants employees at least the same amount of administrative leave to attend labor organization sponsored or supported meetings or employee meetings;

        (4)    discriminating in hiring, tenure, or any term or condition of employment to encourage or discourage membership in an employee organization;

        (5)    discharging or discriminating against an employee because of the signing or filing of an affidavit, petition, or complaint, or giving information or testimony in connection with matters under this subtitle;

        (6)    failing to provide all employee organizations involved in an election the same rights of access as prescribed by the Board through regulation;

        (7)    engaging in surveillance of union activities;

        (8)    refusing to bargain in good faith; or

        (9)    engaging in a lockout.

    (b)    Employee organizations and their agents or representatives are prohibited from engaging in any unfair labor practice, including:

        (1)    interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of their rights under this title;

        (2)    causing or attempting to cause an employer to discriminate in hiring, tenure, or any term or condition of employment to encourage or discourage membership in an employee organization;

        (3)    engaging in, inducing, or encouraging any person to engage in a strike, as defined in § 3–303(a) of this subtitle;

        (4)    interfering with the statutory duties of the State or an employer;

        (5)    refusing to bargain in good faith; or

        (6)    not fairly representing employees in collective bargaining or in any other matter in which the employee organization has the duty of fair representation.

    (c)    (1)    This subsection applies to a system institution, an employee organization for employees of a system institution, and its officers, employees, agents, or representatives.

        (2)    In addition to the unfair labor practices in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, a system institution and an employee organization are prohibited from failing to meet an established negotiation deadline, unless a written agreement between the system institution, or its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, and the exclusive representative provides otherwise.