University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 24 No Strike or Lockout

Section 1. No Strikes.

The Union agrees that it will not promote or support any unlawful strike under the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act. A strike is lawful if conducted as provided under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 179A.18, Subdivision 1. A strike is defined under the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act as a "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." (Minnesota Statutes 179A.19, Subdivision 12). 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 21 (Settlement of Disputes) of this Agreement.

Section 2. No Lockouts.

No lockout or refusal to allow employees to perform available work, shall be instituted by the Employer during the life of this Agreement.