University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 1 Recognition

Section 1. For the purpose of collective bargaining in respect to rates of pay, hours of employment or other “terms and conditions of employment”, as defined by the Public Employment Labor Relations Act, Minn. Stat. Sec. 179A.03, subd. 19 (1987), as amended from time to time, the Employer recognizes the Union as the exclusive representative of all employees performing work described in the Jurisdictional article of this contract.

Section 2. The Employer agrees that during the term hereof it will not sign any contract nor make any written agreement of any kind with any other Union relating to any jobs or work covered by this agreement except as required by applicable state or federal law, regulations, or orders.

Section 3. The Employer agrees that in the event any of the job or work processes under this contract are removed from the jurisdiction of the Union by the action of the Employer, the Union may file a grievance and proceed to arbitration pursuant to Article 30.

Section 4. No individual employment contracts shall be entered into during the term hereof with any employee within the jurisdiction of the Union, as that term is defined in the Jurisdictional article hereof, unless by consent of both parties hereto.