The Regents of the University of Michigan
Graduate Employees Organization
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550
May 7, 2002 February 1, 2005
The University retains, solely and exclusively, all its inherent rights, functions, duties, and responsibilities with the unqualified and unrestricted right to determine and make decisions on all terms and conditions of employment and the manner in which the operations of the University will be conducted except where those rights, functions, duties, and responsibilities may be limited in this agreement.
The Union, through its officials, will not cause, instigate, support or encourage, nor shall any employee take part in, any concerted action against or any concerted interference with the operations of the University, such as the failure to report for duty, the absence from one's position, the stoppage of work, or the failure, in whole or in part, to fully, faithfully, and properly perform the duties of employment. Nothing in this paragraph, however, shall be construed to limit participation of individuals in an activity that is unrelated to their employment relationship.
In the event of any such action or interference, and on notice from the University, the Union, through its officials, will immediately disavow such action or interference and instruct in writing any and all employees to cease their misconduct and inform them that this misconduct is a violation of the Agreement, which subjects them to disciplinary action, including discharge.
If the Union, through its officials, performs its obligations as set forth in this Article, the University agrees that it will not file or prosecute any action for damages against the Union or its officials. Nothing herein, however, shall preclude the University from proceeding against any employee involved in such action or interference.
The University agrees that during the life of this Agreement there will be no lockout.