DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Collective bargaining for public employees. Permits certain governmental employees and noncertificated employees of school corporations to form and join unions. Establishes a five member public employees relations board. Establishes a procedure for the selection and decertification of an exclusive bargaining representative. Establishes employer and employee rights. Specifies prohibited practices. Requires the employer to bargain collectively when an exclusive representative has been certified. Establishes negotiation, mediation, factfinding, and binding arbitration procedures. Establishes mandatory subjects of negotiation. Provides that all decisions, opinions, or awards made by an arbitrator are subject to public inspection and copying. Provides that a proposed bargaining agreement subject to ratification by the parties is confidential. Requires a grievance procedure to be included in each collective bargaining agreement. Makes strikes by certain public employees unlawful, and establishes penalties for strikes.