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27.1 Complete Agreement and Waiver of Bargaining.  This Agreement shall represent the complete Agreement between the Union and the Employer.  The parties acknowledge that during the negotiations which resulted in this Agreement, each had the unlimited right and opportunity to make requests and proposals with respect to any subject or matter not removed by law from the area of collective bargaining, and that the complete understandings and agreements arrived at by the parties after the exercise of that right and opportunity are set forth in this Agreement.  Therefore, the Employer and the Union, for the life of this Agreement, each voluntarily and unqualifiedly waives the right, and each agrees that the other shall not be obligated to bargain collectively with respect to any subject or matter referred to or covered in this Agreement.

27.1.1 Pay Equity - Possible Re-Opener. If, during the term of this Agreement, the District is found out of compliance with Pay Equity requirements by the Minnesota Department of Employee Relations (DOER), and if the finding of non-compliance indicates that American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees’ classes which are female-dominated and described by DOER as under-compensated are a specific contributing cause of the non-compliance judgment, and if the non-compliance judgment stands after the completion of any and all appeal processes, then the District and the Union will re-open the contract for the sole purpose of negotiations limited to efforts to address the specific compliance problems in a manner designed by the parties to move toward compliance.

The Union and the District acknowledge that no right to strike is derived from any outcome of the negotiations or lack of agreement during this re-opener, should it be necessary to re-open.

27.2 Savings Clause.  This Agreement is subject to the laws of the United States, the State of Minnesota, and the City of Saint Paul.  In the event any provision of this Agreement shall hold to be contrary to law by a court of competent jurisdiction from whose final judgment or decree no appeal has been taken within the time provided, such provision shall be voided.  All other provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

27.3 Term of Agreement.  This Agreement shall be in full force and effect from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020, and shall be automatically renewed from year to year thereafter unless either party shall notify the other in writing by June 1 that it desires to modify or terminate this Agreement. 

27.4 This constitutes a tentative Agreement between the parties which will be recommended by the Negotiations/Employee Relations Manager, but is subject to the approval of the Board of Education and is also subject to ratification by Local Union No. 844.