ARTICLE 23

DURATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

23.1

This Agreement shall become effective upon ratification by both parties and shall remain in full force and effect up to and including December 31, 2012.

23.2

Negotiations for a successor agreement shall commence when one of the parties delivers to the other its proposals, in writing, no earlier than July 1 and no later than August 1 immediately preceding the expiration of this Agreement. Initial proposals shall be exchanged in accordance with HEERA Section 3595.

23.3

The Union may reopen, for the purpose of negotiations, Article 15, Salary for calendar year 2012 consistent with the provisions of Article 15, provided notice is given no earlier than September 1 and no later than October 1 of 2011.

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