Effective 7/1/15 - 6/30/17
Neither party will be bound by typographical errors, grammatical errors, or other instances of unintended error in this contract. Furthermore, the parties agree that any unintended changes to the contract language as a result of contract consolidation will not create new legal rights or responsibilities outside of the parties' specific intent. The parties reserve the right to correct any such mistakes or omissions by mutual agreement at any point during the life of the contract in order to preserve the original intent of the language.
6.1 During each year of this Agreement each of the Union's stewards as designated in Article 5 of this Agreement shall be provided with eight (8) hours of release time without loss of pay to participate in steward training programs sponsored by the Union.
6.2 The Union shall submit to the Office of Labor Relations and affected departments as far in advance as possible, but at least three (3) weeks in advance, the names of those stewards who will be eligible for each training course.
6.3 Time off for these purposes may be approved in advance by the employee's supervisor and will be contingent upon the supervisor's ability to provide proper work coverage during the requested time off.