Section 1. No Strike Commitment. Neither the Union nor any officer will call, initiate, authorize, participate in, sanction, encourage, or ratify any work stoppage, slow down, or the concerted interference with the full, faithful and proper performance of the duties of employment with the Employer during the term of this Agreement. Neither theUnion nor any officer shall refuse to cross any picket line, by whoever established.
Section 2. Performance of Duty. It is recognized that officers covered by this Agreement may be required in the line of duty to perform duties growing out of or connected with labor disputes, which may arise within the County. The Union agrees that no disciplinary action or other action will be taken by theUnion against any officer covered by this Agreement by reason or any such action or conduct in the line of duty.
Section 3. Resumption of Operations. In the event of action prohibited by Section 1 above, theUnion immediately shall disavow such action and request the officers to return to work, and shall use its best efforts to achieve a prompt resumption of normal operations. TheUnion, including its officials and agents, shall not be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, upon complying with the requirements of this Section.
Section 4. Union Liability. Upon the failure of the Union to comply with the provisions of Section 2 above, any agent or official of the Union who is an officer covered by this Agreement may be subject to the provisions of Section 5 below.
Section 5. Discipline of Strikers. Any officer who violates the provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall be subject to immediate discharge. Any action taken by the Employer against any officer who participates in action prohibited by Section 1 above shall not be considered as a violation of this Agreement and shall not be subject to the provisions of the grievance procedure, except that the issue of whether an officer in fact participated in a prohibited action shall be subject to the grievance and arbitration procedure.