ARTICLE 3

EFFECT OF AGREEMENT


3.1

The parties acknowledge that during the negotiations which resulted in this Agreement, each had the unlimited right and opportunity to make demands with respect to any subject matter not removed by law from the area of collective bargaining, and that the understandings and agreements arrived at by the parties after the exercise of that right and opportunity are set forth in this Agreement. Therefore, the Employer and the Union each voluntarily relinquishes and waives the right, and each agrees that the other shall not be obligated at any time during and throughout the term of this Agreement, to bargain collectively with respect to any subject or matter referred to or covered by this Agreement, or with respect to any subject or matter not specifically referred to or covered by this Agreement, even though such subjects or matters may not have been within the knowledge or contemplation of either or both of the parties at the time that they negotiated or signed this Agreement.

3.2

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements, understandings, policies, and prior practices related to matters included within this Agreement. It is understood that, in the absence of a specific expressed provision in this Agreement to the contrary, all CSU policies and procedures are at the discretion of the Employer.

3.3

The CSU shall provide notification to the Union of proposed changes in written systemwide policies affecting wages, hours and conditions of employees in the bargaining unit during the term of this Agreement. Whenever possible, such notice shall be prior to the implementation of changes in such policies. Upon written request of the Union, the CSU shall meet and confer regarding the impact of such changes on the bargaining unit.

Savings Clause

3.4

If any provisions of the Agreement are held to be contrary to law by a court of competent jurisdiction or governmental administrative agency having jurisdiction over the provisions, such provisions will be considered invalid except to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Any such invalidated provision shall, at the request of either party, be subject to negotiation between the parties but in no event shall the result of such negotiations circumvent the law.


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