Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 174.153
Request for Arbitration; Agreement to Arbitrate


(a)

A public employer or an association that is a bargaining agent may request the appointment of an arbitration board if:

(1)

the parties:

(A)

reach an impasse in collective bargaining; or

(B)

are unable to settle after the appropriate lawmaking body fails to approve a contract reached through collective bargaining;

(2)

the parties made every reasonable effort, including mediation, to settle the dispute through good-faith collective bargaining; and

(3)

the public employer or association gives written notice to the other party, specifying the issue in dispute.

(b)

A request for arbitration must be made not later than the fifth day after:

(1)

the date an impasse was reached under Section 174.152 (Impasse); or

(2)

the expiration of an extension period under Section 174.152 (Impasse).

(c)

An election by both parties to arbitrate must:

(1)

be made not later than the fifth day after the date arbitration is requested; and

(2)

be a written agreement to arbitrate.

(d)

A party may not request arbitration more than once in a fiscal year.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
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