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The Union and the University subscribe to the principle that differences shall be resolved by peaceful and appropriate means without interruption to the University. The Union therefore agrees that it shall not authorize, ratify, 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 the 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.03, Subdivision 16). Any employee who violates the provisions of this section may be discharged or otherwise disciplined. Any employee so disciplined may elect to grieve the discipline under Article 22 of this Agreement.
The University agrees it will not lock out employees during the term of this Agreement.