Article 2 -- Strikes and LockoutsArticle 2 -- Strikes and Lockouts
Section 1. No Unlawful Strikes. The Association agrees that it will not promote or support any unlawful strike under Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act. A strike is lawful if conducted as provided under the provisions of Minn. Stat. 179A.18, Subd. 1. A strike is defined under the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act as "concerted action in failing to report for duty, the willful absence from one's position, the stoppage of work, slowdown or the abstinence in whole or in part from the full, faithful, and proper performance of the duties of employment, for the purpose of inducing, influencing or coercing a change in the conditions or compensation or the rights, privileges, or obligations of employment." (Minn. Stat. 179A.03, Subd. 16).
Any employee who knowingly violates the provisions of this Section may be discharged or otherwise disciplined. Any employee so disciplined may elect to grieve the discipline under Article 9, Grievance Procedure, of this Agreement.
Section 2. No Lockouts. No lockouts, or refusal to allow employees to perform available work, shall be instituted by the Employer and/or its Appointing Authorities during the life of this Agreement.