(a) An agreement under this chapter is enforceable and binding on the public employer,
the recognized employee association, and the employees covered by the meet and confer
agreement only if:
(1) the governing body of the municipality ratified the agreement by a majority vote;
(2) the recognized employee association ratified the agreement by conducting a secret
ballot election at which the majority of the covered employees who are members of
the association favored ratifying the agreement.
(b) A meet and confer agreement ratified as described by Subsection (a) may establish
a procedure by which the parties agree to resolve disputes related to a right, duty,
or obligation provided by the agreement, including binding arbitration on a question
involving interpretation of the agreement.
(c) A state district court of a judicial district in which the municipality is located
has jurisdiction to hear and resolve a dispute under the ratified meet and confer
agreement on the application of a party to the agreement aggrieved by an action or
omission of the other party when the action or omission is related to a right, duty,
or obligation provided by the agreement. The court may issue proper restraining orders, temporary and permanent injunctions,
or any other writ, order, or process, including contempt orders, that are appropriate
to enforcing the agreement.
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