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This Agreement, entered into by Independent School District No. 625, hereinafter referred to as the Employer or as the District, and Local Union 844 affiliated with Council 5 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL‑CIO, hereinafter referred to as the Union, has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the Employer and the Union, the establishment of an equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of differences, and the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work, and other conditions of employment.

 Work Place Environment.  Employees have the right to a workplace free from abuse, threats, and assaults related to their work whether the behaviors originate from customers or co-workers at any level of the District.  Behaviors covered include, but are not limited to, all forms of harassment, bullying, intimidation, physical threats or assaults, robbery and other intrusive behaviors.  Employees who experience such behavior are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department as outlined in School Board Policy 415.00 Harassment, Violence and Other Offensive Behavior. 

The Employer and the Union affirm their commitment to encourage and maintain a work environment that is hospitable to all employees, managers, and supervisors.  Both parties share the goal of supporting the well being of employees, supervisors and managers. 

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