Volume 1, Issue 5
March 7, 2002
Many Culinary contracts are scheduled to expire during this spring or early summer. Employers with current Culinary agreements should be (1) considering whether they want to re-open negotiations on their current contracts, and (2) confirming the expiration date of their current contract. Usually under the provisions of Culinary contracts, an employer must notify the union, in writing, that it wishes to re-open negotiations on a contract sixty (60) days prior to its expiration date. In addition, according to the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), specific forms must be filed with federal and state mediators to inform them that a request for re-opening has been made. Failing to follow the proper procedure could ensure that your current contract remains in effect for another year following its current expiration date. As always, please contact any of our attorneys should you require advice on handling what can be a rather delicate matter.
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