Chapter 3A.14


3A.14.010    Purpose.

3A.14.020    Rights of employees.

3A.14.030    Applicable rules.

3A.14.040    Ratification of collective bargaining agreements.

3A.14.010 Purpose.

The general purpose of this rule is to promote the continued improvement of the relationship between Snohomish county as an employer and its employees by providing sound employer/employee relations. Determination of exclusive representatives shall be decided by providing the fullest opportunity for each affected employee to participate through the election process.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).

3A.14.020 Rights of employees.

Classified employees shall have the right, and shall be protected in the exercise of such right, freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal, to form, join and assist any employee organization or to refrain therefrom.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).

3A.14.030 Applicable rules.

The rules and procedures governing collective bargaining for county employees can be found in chapter 41.56 RCW. Where a collective bargaining agreement is in effect with respect to particular classified employees, such agreement shall control whenever its provisions conflict with provisions of this title. The provisions of this title shall control any subject or matter as to which the bargaining agreement is silent.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).

3A.14.040 Ratification of collective bargaining agreements.

(1) A collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the county under Chapter 41.56 RCW shall not be effective unless it is ratified by the county council. The county council may ratify a collective bargaining agreement by motion.

(2) The county council may authorize the county to enter into a collective bargaining agreement requiring payment of funds from appropriations of subsequent fiscal years, and which is therefore in excess of an existing appropriation, by ratifying the collective bargaining agreement under subsection (1) of this section.

(Added Ord. 96-016, § 1, May 15, 1996, Eff date May 26, 1996).