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.