(a) If an employee organization is certified as described in this subtitle, the employer and the employee organization shall enter into a collective bargaining agreement that contains provisions regarding:
(1) Wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment;
(2) The orderly processing and settlement of grievances regarding the interpretation and implementation of the collective bargaining agreement; and
(3) Other topics that the parties may mutually agree to that were suitable for bargaining.
Deducting dues from employee paycheck
(b)(1) The employer automatically shall deduct from the paycheck of an employee, who is a member of the bargaining unit represented by the certified exclusive representative, dues authorized and owed by the employee to the certified exclusive representative if the employee submits to the employer a dues deduction authorization card that has been duly executed by the employee.
(2) Any dues deducted from paychecks under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be remitted to the certified exclusive representative.
(3) The employer automatically shall stop making payroll deductions under paragraph (1) of this subsection on behalf of a certified exclusive representative if:
(i) The certified exclusive representative is decertified;
(ii) The certified exclusive representative's right to dues is revoked;
(iii) The employee ceases to be a member of the bargaining unit represented by the certified exclusive representative; or
(iv) The employee resigns from membership in the employee organization.
Scope of section
(c) This section may not be construed to:
(1) Authorize or otherwise allow an employee to engage in a strike as defined in § 3-303 of the State Personnel and Pensions Article; or
(2) Restrict the authority of the County Executive or the County Council to determine the budget of the employer.
Ratification and expiration of collective bargaining agreement
(d)(1) A collective bargaining agreement entered into under subsection (a) of this section shall be effective on ratification by the majority of votes cast by the employees in the bargaining unit and approval by the Director and Board.
(2) A single year or multiyear collective bargaining agreement shall expire at the close of Baltimore County's fiscal year.
Added by Acts 2021, c. 747, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 748, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.
MD Code, Education, § 23-807, MD EDUC § 23-807
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.