Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 174.151


A public employer and an association that is a bargaining agent may use mediation to assist them in reaching an agreement.


If a mediator is used, then a mediator may be appointed by agreement of the parties or by an appropriate state agency.


A mediator may:


hold separate or joint conferences as the mediator considers expedient to settle issues voluntarily, amicably, and expeditiously; and


notwithstanding Subsection (d), recommend or suggest to the parties any proposal or procedure that in the mediator’s judgment might lead to settlement.


A mediator may not:


make a public recommendation on any negotiation issue in connection with the mediator’s service; or


make a public statement or report that evaluates the relative merits of the parties’ positions.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

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