Article V: Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 19. Construction
This Resolution shall be administered and construed as follows:
- Nothing in this Resolution shall be construed to deny to any person, employee, organization, the City or any authorized officer, body or other representative of the City, the rights, powers and authority granted by Federal or State law (or City Charter provisions).
- This Resolution shall be interpreted so as to carry out its purposes as set forth in Article I.
- Employees' or employee organizations' rights to participate in, support, cooperate or encourage, directly or indirectly, any strike or action shall be governed by State law, court rulings or other applicable authority. In the event employees violate any of the above authorities, laws or rulings, they shall subject themselves to discipline up to and including termination, and employee organizations may thereby forfeit any rights accorded them under City law or contract.
Section 20. Severability
If any provision of this Resolution, or the application of such provision to any persons or circumstance, shall be held invalid, the remainder of this Resolution, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.