Article X: Bargaining Team
A. The Bargaining Team and the Bargaining Team Chairperson shall be nominated by the President and approved by the Board of Directors and the Representative Council.
B. The Board of Directors shall adopt Standing Rules setting forth its selection procedure for Bargaining Team members, including terms of offices and criteria for appointment. (Appendix "B")
C. Vacancies created by resignation or inability to serve shall be filled by nomination of the President and approval by the Board of Directors and the Representative Council.
D. The Board of Directors, by a 2/3 majority, may remove a member of the Bargaining Team and appoint a replacement.
E. The duties of the Bargaining Team shall be to represent and to bargain for the bargaining unit.
F. Responsibility and authority for directing the bargaining process on behalf of the Association is vested in the Board of Directors, subject to policies established by the Representative Council.
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H. The bargaining team shall report its activities to the Board of Directors in such from and with such frequency as the Board of Directors may require.
I. The Board of Directors shall provide for the dissemination of information regarding bargaining and the activities of the Bargaining Team to the Representative Council and the general membership.
J. Ratification vote on the proposed contract by the membership shall be conducted by secret ballot vote at each site.