A Negotiating Committee of at least 6 members will be established in advance of any complete or partial re-opening of the collective bargaining agreement. Each Officer will automatically be a member of the Negotiating Committee, provided he/she is willing and able to serve in that capacity.
No less than 4 months prior to such contract re-opener, members will be notified of the opportunity to apply to serve on the Negotiating Committee. The Board will appoint sufficient member applicants as required to establish the Negotiating Committee.
The Chair of the Negotiating Committee will be elected by the members of the Negotiating Committee.
The Negotiating Committee will serve until the re-opener negotiations have concluded and a collective bargaining agreement has been approved by the Executive Board and ratified by the membership.