Does the Town have to bargain with Unions?
The Town has one bargaining unit that represents the Atherton Police Officers and Dispatchers. This is the only segment of employees represented by a bargaining unit. California law (Government Code) provides employees the right to form, join and participate in "concerted" or "union" activities. When this occurs, the employer and union or association have a legal obligation to "meet and confer in good faith" on matters involving wages, hours or other terms and conditions of employment. The result of this "meet and confer" process or "collective bargaining" process is a negotiated labor agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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1. Can I apply for employment at any time?
2. Where do I find a list of open positions?
3. Are there MOUs and Employment Contracts online?
4. Does the Town have to bargain with Unions?
5. When does the MOU's expire?
6. How does the Town decide what it will propose during bargaining?
7. Who has the authority to decide what will be in the contract?
8. If the MOU expires while the Town is still negotiating, what happens?
9. What is a concession?
10. How does the budget impact the negotiations discussion?
11. How long does bargaining last?
12. What is mediation?
13. What is impasse?
14. What happens if agreement is not reached and the parties reach impasse?