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Article 32 Technological Developments

Section 1. The parties recognize that technological developments, if they are to further the continued growth of the industry, place a responsibility upon Employers to explore and promote new markets and require the cooperation of Employer and Union in the development of new skills.

Section 2. In order to insure the orderly and most advantageous introduction of new types of equipment and the new processes, the parties agree to meet upon request of either party to consider and develop programs for the retraining or rehabilitation of photoengraving and lithographic journeypersons in new skills so that there shall be an adequate availability of new skills required. The Union and the Employers shall make every effort to see that no layoffs occur as a result of the introduction of new types of equipment or processes.