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Discipline Education Series: Past Practice

Jul 12, 2019
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Finally, think about the relationship.  The business or agency has a mission.  The past practice doctrine is powerful because a binding past practice becomes a term of the CBA.  This makes sense because parties adopt practices to meet the needs of the business or agency.   It is always smarter to think of a binding past practice as though it were a provision in the CBA.

In the end, you can always negotiate for something else in the next contract.