Evergreen Clause Collective Bargaining Agreement

In correspondence that followed, Weathercraft insisted that it and the union had agreed that the contract would expire on May 31, 1984, and that its letter of March 22 confirmed that agreement. The union took the position that the Evergreen clause was included in the interim agreement and insisted that the contract be automatically renewed because it would not have been informed in a timely manner of Weathercraft`s desire to amend or supplement the contract. Efforts to negotiate a new treaty were not available and Weathercraft introduced its unilateral amendments on September 10, 1984. Rec., B. II, 75, on May 29, 1984, the general manager of the Weathercraft union sent a letter saying, „I am pleased to announce that the members of Local #20B have voted not to open the contract to negotiations under Article XX of the agreement [of the Evergreen provision], thereby agreeing to work unamending under the treaty for an additional year.“ Id. at 77. Please click on the following link to read the full document evergreenclientmemo (3) informs the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service within thirty days of such notification of the existence of a dispute, while notifying any state or territorial authority responsible for mediation and mediation of disputes within the state or territory where the dispute occurred, if no agreement has been reached by that date; and most Evergreen contracts have an extension period of 60 to 90 days before being renewed. While an Evergreen clause provides comfort for both parties, as they don`t need to renegotiate the terms of the contract on the expiration date, one party may feel stuck and dissatisfied.