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In this Section, the following words have the meanings indicated:
Concerted economic action means an attempt to resolve a labor dispute using economic pressure against an employer initiated or conducted by a labor organization, or a group of employees acting in concert with a labor organization, including striking, picketing, or boycotting.
Covered Contract means a County contract to provide residential solid waste, recycling, or yard waste collection and disposal services directly to County residents with a value equal to or greater than $250,000.
Director means the Director of the Office of Procurement or the Director’s designee.
Labor dispute means any dispute between an employer and its employees concerning wages, hours, and conditions of employment, or concerning the representation of employees for bargaining over wages, hours and conditions of employment.
Labor organization means an employee organization established for the principal purpose of engaging in collective bargaining with employers concerning wages, hours, and conditions of employment.
Labor peace agreement means a written contract between an employer and a labor organization that represents or is seeking to organize that employer’s employees that includes a provision:
(a) prohibiting the labor organization and all employees performing services under a covered contract from engaging in any concerted economic action with the employer for the duration of the County contract;
(b) prohibiting the employer from engaging in a lock-out of the employees performing services under a covered contract for the duration of the County contract; and
(c) requiring that all labor disputes between the employer and the employees performing services under a covered contract be resolved through final and binding arbitration.
Lock-out means the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to work until a labor dispute is settled. (2018 L.M.C., ch. 29 , § 1.)