ARTICLE 1. PARTIES AND PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT
Section 1. This Agreement is made and entered into between the Library of Congress hereinafter referred to as the "Library" and Local 2910, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the "Guild," and collectively known as the "Parties."
Section 2. The bargaining unit to which this Agreement applies is composed of all professional employees of the Library, including permanent and indefinite part-time employees, but excluding the LC Police, temporary employees with appointments of ninety (90) days or less, employees of the Congressional Research Service, Human Resources Services, the Federal Research Division, and all persons excluded from the definition of employees by 5 USC 7103.
Section 3. The Library hereby recognizes the Guild as the exclusive bargaining representative of all employees in the bargaining unit and the Guild recognizes its responsibility to represent the interests of all employees in the bargaining unit without discrimination, with respect to grievances, personnel policies, practices, and conditions of employment, subject to the expressed limitations set forth in this Agreement and 5 USC Ch. 71.
Section 4. The Parties affirm that the public purpose to which the Library is dedicated can be advanced through understanding and cooperation achieved through collective bargaining.
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