Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 174.105
Duty to Bargain Collectively in Good Faith


If the fire fighters, police officers, or both of a political subdivision are represented by an association as provided by Sections 174.101-174.104, the public employer and the association shall bargain collectively.


For purposes of this section, the duty to bargain collectively means a public employer and an association shall:


meet at reasonable times;


confer in good faith regarding compensation, hours, and other conditions of employment or the negotiation of an agreement or a question arising under an agreement; and


execute a written contract incorporating any agreement reached, if either party requests a written contract.


This section does not require a public employer or an association to:


agree to a proposal; or


make a concession.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

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