27. Union Privileges
One Shop Steward from each department will be allowed to accompany an employee's authorized representative during regular working hours for the purpose of wage, salary, or fringe benefit discussions, or other problems of their particular concern involving City employees under the following conditions:
- That only one employee from any one department be allowed to leave their work.
- That the Steward be expected to attend these meetings on their own time when they are held outside of regular working hours.
- That adequate notice is given to the department head so that permission may be obtained.
- That the Steward has officially been designated as such by the group that they represent.
27.B - Union Conventions
Duly elected Union delegates or alternates to official Union conventions shall be granted time off without pay for the purpose of attending such conventions but not to exceed one week for each such convention. This time off may be charged to vacation credits, compensatory time, or may be taken as a leave of absence without pay, as the individual employee may designate. The Union shall give the appointing officer at least ten working days advance notice of the employees who will be participating in such conventions.