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Article 52: Duration and Termination

Section 1

This Agreement will be approved or disapproved by the Employer within thirty (30) calendar days after being executed. If approved within that time period, its effective date shall be the date on which it is signed by the Employer so long as that date is within the same thirty (30) calendars day period. If the Agreement is not approved or disapproved by the Employer within the thirty (30) calendar days after being executed, it will become effective, as a matter of law, on the thirty-first (31st) calendar day after its execution.

Section 2

A. This Agreement shall remain in effect for a period of three (3) years from its effective date and shall be automatically renewable for additional one (1) year periods unless either Party notifies the other Party, in writing, at least sixty (60) days, but not more than one hundred five (105) days prior to the expiration date of its intention to re-open, amend, modify, or terminate this Agreement. Such written notice shall be accompanied by proposed ground rules or a statement of the provision(s) in the Agreement that the Party desires to modify.

B. When notice of desire to re-open, amend, modify, or terminate is given, the Parties shall confer within ten (10) business days to schedule a meeting for the purpose of negotiating ground rules for the conduct of negotiations on a new Agreement; this meeting should occur no later than thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration date of this Agreement. If negotiations on a new Agreement are not concluded prior to the expiration date, this Agreement shall continue in full force until a new Agreement has been approved.

Section 3

A. The Parties shall work together to identify the universe of unexpired mid-term national and local Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs). Any MOUs not identified by either Party within 90 days of the effective date of this Agreement, will no longer be in effect.

B. The Parties agree that all identified MOUs will remain in force as previously written, except that:

1. Each MOU, regardless of its language, will expire concurrently with the term of this Agreement; and

2. Any provision of an MOU that is inconsistent with this Agreement will be superseded by this Agreement.

C. If either Party wishes to propose a change in the working conditions established pursuant to an identified MOU or continuing practice, the Party may do so within 120 days of the effective date of this Agreement and must use the applicable procedures of Article 6 to provide notice and bargain to the extent required by law.

Section 4

Implementation of the new provisions of this collective bargaining agreement will occur by January 1, 2019.