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Article 24: Union Rights

Collective Bargaining Agreement for Full-Time Faculty

24.1

The following rights shall be granted exclusively to the Union, and shall not be granted to any other labor organization.

24.2

The College shall provide the Union payroll deduction for membership dues for employees who authorize the deductions in the amount designated by the Union. The deductions shall be made provided the deduction request is submitted to the College's payroll office on a form authorized by the Union. The deductions shall be made from employee paychecks for each pay period. The authorizations may be submitted to the payroll office at any time, and the deductions will commence on the following payday. The deductions shall be transmitted to the Union within a reasonable period of time following each pay date at which the deductions were made. Employee authorizations shall be continuous and may be terminated at any time. The Union shall notify the Payroll Office of any change in the deduction amounts at least ten (10) days prior to the effective date of the new amount. The Union agrees to indemnify, defend, and render the College and Governing Board harmless for any action resulting from compliance with this provision.

24.3

The Federation shall be permitted to use E-mail at College worksites for the dissemination of information. Nothing inflammatory, derogatory, or disruptive to good labor-management relations shall be contained in the materials to be distributed and/or posted. Such information will be distributed and/or posted by Federation representatives. For email communications to the entire bargaining unit utilizing the CNM email system the Federation agrees to provide a copy in advance for approval to the Marketing and Communications Office. If approval or a written explanation of what needs to be changed in order to achieve approval is not complete within 48 business hours the Federation may proceed with the communication. Email communication between a Federation representative and an individual or individuals in the bargaining unit shall not be subject to review by MCO. College resources shall not be used for any political campaign for an individual candidate or an organization. In the event the College believes a violation of this Article has occurred it shall be brought to the attention of the Union President and the distribution in question shall be halted. The parties will meet within 7 days to agree on how to proceed. In the event the College believes a violation of this Article has occurred it shall be brought to the attention of the Federation President and the distribution in question shall be halted until the parties agree on how to proceed.

24.4

The Union shall be permitted to use E-mail at College worksites for the dissemination of information. Nothing inflammatory, derogatory, or disruptive to good labor-management relations shall be contained in the email or written documents to be distributed and/or posted
or communications with any College student media. Such information will be distributed and/or posted by Union representatives. For email communications to the entire bargaining unit utilizing the CNM email system the Union agrees to provide a copy in advance for approval or
disapproval to CNM’s Labor Relations Officer. Approvals or disapprovals shall normally be provided to the Union within forty-eight (48) business hours after the Union submits the request. Approvals are for single transmissions unless the parties, by mutual agreement decide otherwise, in advance. The College shall not unreasonably delay or unreasonably deny the Union’s request. Email communication between a Union representative and an individual or individuals in the bargaining unit shall not be subject to approval. College resources shall not be used for any union activity including but not limited to political issues or a campaign for an individual candidate or an organization unless specifically authorized elsewhere in this Agreement unless the parties agree to an exception. In the event the College believes a violation of this Article has occurred, it shall be brought to the attention of the Union President and the distribution in question shall be halted.

24.5

The Union may use meeting areas in College buildings at no cost to the Union provided advanced scheduling has been made with the College and provided such meetings do not conflict with scheduled events or the College's facilities policy.

24.6

The Union may be granted two (2) paid leave days and two (2) unpaid days each year of the contract during which Union representatives may conduct Union business. These days shall be scheduled through the Labor Relations Officer in a manner that does not unreasonably disrupt the educational program(s).

24.7

The Union shall be provided bulletin board space in each department.

24.8

Federation officials and/or representatives who are not College employees shall have the right to visit worksites for the purpose of conducting representational business provided they do not interfere with any employee's work schedule.

24.9

Upon request, the College shall provide the Union with budget and salary information, which is considered public information.

24.10

Upon request, the College shall provide the Union a listing of all bargaining unit members arranged according to hire date.

24.11

The Union worksite representatives are recognized as Union leaders in their respective worksites if they have been so designated in writing. This recognition carries with it the right of the representatives to carry out their Union responsibilities provided these responsibilities do not interfere with the representative's or the employees' minimum of 30 hours weekly on campus. Within 30 days of the signing of this Agreement, the Union President shall notify in writing the College's Labor Relations Officer of the worksite representatives and changes within 10 days of when they occur. The College shall recognize these representatives as Union leaders at the worksites. Anyone whose name does not appear on the notification to the College's Labor Relations Officer shall not receive any recognition.

24.11.1

Worksite representatives may distribute Union materials and conduct business provided this activity does not interfere with the representative's workload schedule. Materials distributed shall be in compliance with the provisions identified above in 24.4.

24.11.2

The worksite representative shall have the right to bring to the attention of the worksite supervisor all matters pertaining to the rights of the Union and other concerns of the employees provided these activities do not interfere with the representative's work schedule.

24.12

The involvement of students in employment disputes is prohibited. This provision shall not prevent a student from serving as a witness in a faculty member’s disciplinary process if the student is integral to the process.

24.13

The President or the President’s designee shall determine what tasks teams or committees will be established and the responsibilities of those task teams or committees. When the College and the Union agree that it is appropriate for the Union to be represented in a College task team or committee, the Union shall be represented. Such Union representation shall commence after the College and the Union mutually agree upon the number of Union representative(s).