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§ 16-302. Employee organization as exclusive representative of bargaining unit

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLand UseEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Land Use (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission [Titles 14-27] (Refs & Annos)
Title 16. Employment (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Collective Bargaining--Police Officers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Land Use, § 16-302
§ 16-302. Employee organization as exclusive representative of bargaining unit
In general
(a) The Commission shall recognize the right of an employee organization, certified under this subtitle as the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit, to represent the employees in the bargaining unit in collective bargaining and in the settlement of grievances.
Purpose of employee organization
(b) An employee organization certified as the exclusive representative of a bargaining unit shall:
(1) serve as the sole bargaining agent for the bargaining unit in collective bargaining; and
(2) except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, represent all employees in the bargaining unit fairly and without discrimination.
Costs and fees for filing grievance or arbitration
(c)(1) The exclusive representative may require an employee who does not pay membership dues or equivalent fees to pay:
(i) the reasonable costs and fees, including expenses for staff time and materials, arbitration fees, and related attorney's fees, for filing a grievance or arbitrating a matter that arises under a collective bargaining agreement negotiated under this subtitle brought by the exclusive representative at the request of the employee; and
(ii) any anticipated proportional costs and fees before a grievance is filed or arbitration is pursued.
(2) Failure by the employee to pay the costs and fees required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall relieve the exclusive representative of any further responsibility to the employee.
(3) A dispute concerning the reasonableness of the costs and fees imposed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be submitted to the labor relations administrator in accordance with the procedures established under § 16-317 of this subtitle for unfair labor practices.
Exclusive representative's duties limited to negotiation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreement
(d)(1) An exclusive representative's duty of fair representation owed to a public employee who is in the bargaining unit shall be limited to the negotiation and enforcement of the terms of the collective bargaining agreement with the public employer.
(2) Nothing in this subsection may be construed to limit an employee organization from providing only to the organization's members legal, economic, or job-related services or benefits outside the collective bargaining agreement.


Added by Acts 2012, c. 426, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2012. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 562, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Land Use, § 16-302, MD LAND USE § 16-302
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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