Refusal to Bargain Law and Legal Definition

Refusal to bargain is a finding made by the administrative agency indicating that either the employer or the union has failed to bargain "in good faith" according to the requirements of the statute. The refusal to bargain may be indicated by specific actions or by the overall behavior of the union or management during the negotiating period.

Collective bargaining practice requires management and labor to bargain in good faith about terms and conditions of employment. Refusal is defined as an unfair labor practice.