(1) When an appropriate bargaining unit includes members of the faculty of an institution of higher education, the duly organized and recognized entity of student government at that institution may designate three representatives to meet and confer with the public employer of those members of the faculty and the exclusive representative of that appropriate bargaining unit prior to collective bargaining.
(2) During the course of collective bargaining between the public employer and the exclusive representative described in subsection (1) of this section, the representatives of student government designated under subsection (1) of this section shall:
(a) Be allowed to attend and observe all meetings between the public employer and the exclusive representative at which collective bargaining occurs;
(b) Have access to all written documents pertaining to the collective bargaining negotiations exchanged by the public employer and the exclusive representative, including copies of any prepared written transcripts of the bargaining session;
(c) Be allowed to comment in good faith during the bargaining sessions upon matters under consideration; and
(d) Be allowed to meet and confer with the exclusive representative and the public employer regarding the terms of an agreement between them prior to the execution of a written contract incorporating that agreement.
(3) Rules regarding confidentiality and release of information shall apply to student representatives in the same manner as employer and employee bargaining unit representatives.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) “Institution of higher education” means an institution under the control of the State Board of Higher Education.
(b) “Meet and confer” means the performance of the mutual obligation of the representatives of student government designated under subsection (1) of this section, the exclusive representative and the public employer, or any two of them, to meet at the request of one of them at reasonable times at a place convenient to all to conduct in good faith an interchange of views concerning the duties of each under this section, employment relations of the faculty, the negotiation of an agreement and the execution of a written agreement. [1975 c.679 §2]Section: Previous 243.760 243.762 243.766 243.770 243.772 243.775 243.776 243.778 243.780 243.782 243.785 243.787 243.789 243.791 243.793 Next
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