Article 1 -- Association Recognition 2017-19 contract

Section 1. Recognition. The Employer recognizes the Association as the exclusive representative for all employees in the classifications included in the General Professional Unit No. 214 by the Legislative Commission on Employee Relations on March 24, 1980, as amended. This includes employment service that exceeds: 1) the lesser of fourteen (14) hours per week or 35% of the normal full-time work week; and 2) more than sixty-seven (67) work days per year. Supervisory employees, confidential employees, and other employees excluded by the Public Employment Labor Relations Act, Minn. Stat. 179A.01 through 179A.25, are not covered by this Agreement.

Section 2. Disputes. Any disputes regarding the assignment of professional employees or professional classes to the appropriate bargaining unit shall be accomplished in accordance with Minn. Stat. 179A.10, Subd. 4.

Section 3. Aid to Other Organizations. The Employer will not, during the life of this Agreement, meet and confer or meet and negotiate with any individual employee or group of employees or with any other employee organization with respect to the terms and conditions of employment of the employees covered by this Agreement, except through the Association or its authorized Association Stewards. The Employer will not assist or otherwise encourage any other employee organization which seeks to bargain for employees covered by this Agreement; including providing payroll deductions to other employee organizations.