Maine Revised Statutes

§964. Prohibited acts of public employers, public employees and public employee organizations

1. Public employer prohibitions.  Public employers, their representatives and their agents are prohibited from:
A. Interfering with, restraining or coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in section 963; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
B. Encouraging or discouraging membership in any employee organization by discrimination in regard to hire or tenure of employment or any term or condition of employment; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
C. Dominating or interfering with the formation, existence or administration of any employee organization; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
D. Discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because he has signed or filed any affidavit, petition or complaint or given any information or testimony under this chapter; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
E. Refusing to bargain collectively with the bargaining agent of its employees as required by section 965; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
F. Blacklisting of any employee organization or its members for the purpose of denying them employment; [2007, c. 415, §3 (AMD).]
G. Requiring an employee to join a union, employee association or bargaining agent as a member; and [2007, c. 415, §4 (NEW).]
H. Terminating or disciplining an employee for not paying union dues or fees of any type. [2007, c. 415, §5 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 415, §§3-5 (AMD) .]
2. Public employee prohibitions.  Public employees, public employee organizations, their agents, members and bargaining agents are prohibited from:
A. Interfering with, restraining or coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in section 963 or a public employer in the selection of his representative for purposes of collective bargaining or the adjustment of grievances; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
B. Refusing to bargain collectively with a public employer as required by section 965; [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
C. Engaging in
(1) A work stoppage;
(2) A slowdown;
(3) A strike; or
(4) The blacklisting of any public employer for the purpose of preventing it from filling employee vacancies. [1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Violations.  Violations of this section shall be processed by the board in the manner provided in section 968, subsection 5.
[ 1971, c. 609, §2 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1969, c. 424, §1 (NEW). 1971, c. 609, §2 (AMD). 2007, c. 415, §§3-5 (AMD).

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