Article XI: Contract Ratification
Whenever the Negotiating Team has concluded a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Administration of Rider University, a meeting shall be called, at which only Chapter members may be present. The agreement shall be offered to the Chapter for ratification by secret written ballot. If a majority of those voting accept the contract, then the Chapter shall notify the Administration of its agreement and take the necessary legal steps to bond the contract. If a majority does not accept the contract, then the Executive Council shall instruct the Negotiating Team to reopen collective bargaining and attempt to negotiate another tentative contract with the Administration, which will then be subjected to this ratification procedure.