Article 33: Support of Agreement
33.1 It is mutually understood and agreed by the District and the Association that both parties will in good faith support the provisions herein contained during the life of this Agreement, and both the District and the Association further understand and agree that it is to their mutual best interests and benefit to do so.
33.2 It is agreed and understood that there will be no strike, work stoppage, slowdown, picketing in connection therewith, or refusal or failure to fully and faithfully perform job functions and responsibilities, or other concerted activities by the Association or by its officers, agents, or members during the term of this Agreement, including compliance with the request of other labor organizations to engage in such activity.
33.3 The Association recognizes the duty and obligation of its representatives to comply with the provisions of this Agreement and to make every effort toward inducing all employees to do so. In the event of a strike, work stoppage, slowdown, or other interference with the operation of the District by employees who are represented by the Association, the Association agrees in good faith upon written request by the District publicly to disavow the action and encourage the employees to cease such action.
33.4 This Article shall be in full force and effect during the term of this Agreement unless all the following conditions are satisfied:
- 33.4.1 The parties are engaged in negotiations and have not reached a conclusion; and
- 33.4.2 The Public Employment Relations Board has determined that an impasse exists between the parties in such negotiations, and that such determination of impasse was made in writing sixty (60) work days before the written notification in 33.4.3; and
- 33.4.3The Association has notified the District by certified mail that this Article is no longer in effect because of the satisfaction of all conditions in Provisions 33.4.1 through 33.4.3.
33.5 If this Article is not in full force and effect because of the satisfaction of all conditions in Provisions 33.4.1 through 33.4.3, such temporary suspensions of this Article shall not be interpreted in any way as authorizing, condoning, or prohibiting any strike, work stoppage, slowdown, picketing in conjunction therewith, or refusal or failure to fully and faithfully perform job functions and responsibilities. Any temporary suspension of this Article shall not be interpreted in any way as a suspension of any other Article(s) in this Agreement.