2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-509.6. Meetings with representatives – Good-faith negotiations.
Once an organization has been recognized, the board of education or its duly designated representative must meet with the duly designated representative of the organization and within sixty (60) days shall complete an agreement outlining negotiation procedures. The board of education and the representatives of the organization must negotiate in good faith on wages, hours, fringe benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. One-time incentive pay and one-time retention incentive pay for returning a second year shall not be subject to a negotiated agreement. To negotiate in good faith shall mean both parties must be willing to consider proposals in an effort to find a mutually satisfactory basis for agreement and must be willing to discuss their respective contract proposals. If either party objects to the other's contract proposals, the objecting party must support its objections with rationale. Any allegation by either party that there has been a failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall be resolved through the dispute resolution procedure for resolving a unit determination dispute as set forth in subsection A of Section 509.2 of this title.
Added by Laws 1971, c. 325, § 6. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 130, § 3, emerg. eff. April 14, 1986; Laws 1986, c. 293, § 1; Laws 1994, c. 319, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 2015, c. 56, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.