NEGOTIATIONS LEGAL STATUS
Negotiations between the school committee and professional staff are conducted pursuant to, and under procedures set forth in, Chapter 150E, Sections 2 to 15 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. The law reads in part:
Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form join, or assist any employee organization for the purpose of bargaining collectively through representatives of their own choosing on questions of wages, hours, and other conditions of employment and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, free from actual interference, restraint, or coercion¼ (S2).
Chapter 150E, Section 2, Self Organization]
[Revised: March 2003]