Article 2: Effect of Law and Regulation

Section 1

In the administration of all matters covered by this Agreement, the Parties are governed by:

  1. existing or future laws;
  2. the Employer's rules and regulations in effect upon the effective date of this Agreement, unless contrary to the terms of this Agreement or government-wide rules or regulations;
  3. government-wide rules or regulations in effect upon the effective date of this Agreement; and
  4. government-wide rules or regulations issued after the effective date of this Agreement that are not in conflict with this Agreement.

Section 2

Should any conflict arise between the terms of this Agreement and any Employer rule or regulation issued after the effective date of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement will supersede and govern unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Section 3

Nothing in this Article shall constitute a waiver of the Union's right to negotiate over the Employer's rules and regulations, to the extent permitted by law.