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Labor Agreements for Deputy Sheriffs' Association (DSA)

2019 - 2023 DSA Memorandum of Understanding: Article 33: No Strike

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33.1 Full Performance of Duties

A material inducement in the County's execution of this Memorandum is the Association's representation that the employees it represents will loyally and fully perform their respective duties in an efficient manner so as to provide maximum service to the public, and that the Association will fully perform its obligation owed to the County.

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33.2 Prohibited Activities

Accordingly, the Association and the employees it represents agree not to engage in any prohibited activities during the term of this Memorandum, including but not limited to, work stoppages, strikes (including sympathy strikes), slowdown, sick-ins, or other such concerted activities against the County. Employees who engage in such prohibited activities may be subject to prompt and severe discipline up to and including discharge, subject to due process pursuant to the County's Civil Service Rules.

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33.3 Association Responsibilities 

The Association shall not be liable to the County for "wildcat" job action by the employees it represents. The Association shall use its best efforts to prevent any such "wildcat" job action and shall: encourage its members, at the earliest possible time, to discontinue the job action; immediately declare in writing delivered to the County and publicize that such job action is a violation of the Memorandum of Understanding and unauthorized; and direct its members in writing to cease such conduct and resume work.

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33.4 Written Assurance

This promise by the Association is both a covenant and a condition precedent to the continuing performance by the County of any obligation whatsoever owed by the County to the Association or the employees it represents during the terms of this Memorandum. If the County is at any time uncertain of the Association's continued performance, it may demand, and Association will provide, written assurance of its continued good faith performance of this Memorandum.

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33.5 No Lockout

The County agrees that it will not cause a lockout of employees during the term of this Memorandum. The parties agree that the term "lockout" does not apply to a layoff consistent with the rules of the Civil Service Commission nor to job-related discipline.

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