Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 174.151
Mediation


(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

A mediator may:

(1)

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

(2)

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

(d)

A mediator may not:

(1)

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

(2)

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.

Source: Section 174.151 — Mediation, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­174.­htm#174.­151 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

174.001
Short Title
174.002
Policy
174.003
Definitions
174.004
Liberal Construction
174.005
Preemption of Other Law
174.006
Effect on Civil Service Provisions
174.007
Effect on Existing Benefits
174.008
Waiver of Immunity
174.021
Prevailing Wage and Working Conditions Required
174.022
Certain Public Employers Considered to Be in Compliance
174.023
Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively
174.051
Adoption Election
174.052
Effect of Successful Adoption Election
174.053
Repeal Election
174.054
Effect of Successful Repeal Election
174.055
Frequency of Elections
174.101
Recognition of Bargaining Agent for Fire Fighters
174.102
Recognition of Bargaining Agent for Police Officers
174.103
Single Bargaining Agent for Fire Fighters and Police Officers
174.104
Question Regarding Representation
174.105
Duty to Bargain Collectively in Good Faith
174.106
Designation of Negotiator
174.107
Notice to Public Employer Regarding Certain Issues
174.108
Open Deliberations
174.109
Effect of Agreement
174.151
Mediation
174.152
Impasse
174.153
Request for Arbitration
174.154
Arbitration Board
174.155
Arbitration Hearing
174.156
Scope of Arbitration
174.157
Evidence
174.158
Arbitration Award
174.159
Effect of Award
174.160
Amendment of Award
174.161
Beginning of New Fiscal Year
174.162
Extension of Period
174.163
Compulsory Arbitration Not Required
174.164
Compensation of Arbitrators
174.201
Definition
174.202
Strikes, Slowdowns, and Lockouts Prohibited
174.203
Lockout by Municipality
174.204
Strike
174.205
Strike
174.251
Judicial Enforcement Generally
174.252
Judicial Enforcement When Public Employer Declines Arbitration
174.253
Judicial Review of Arbitration Award
174.1535
Mandatory Arbitration

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 174.151’s source at texas​.gov