Article 43 – Severability

The University and the URA-AFT understand and agree that all provisions of this Agreement are subject to law. In the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be rendered illegal or invalid under any applicable law, such illegality or invalidity shall affect only the particular provision which shall be deemed of no force and effect, but it shall not affect the remaining provisions of this Agreement. Upon request of either party, the parties agree to meet and negotiate in good faith regarding the provision so affected. In such event, after three (3) negotiations sessions, either party may enlist the assistance of a mutually agreed upon mediator with the cost to be shared equally by the parties. The parties agree to meet with the mediator (together or separately as the mediator recommends) for no more than three (3) meetings. There shall be no further impasse procedures in connection with these negotiations.

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