The County will notify the Union of its intent to contract or subcontract work customarily performed by members of the AFSCME bargaining units where such contracting or subcontracting would result in loss or potential loss through attrition or layoffof such bargaining unit members. The County will make such notification at least ninety (90) calendar days in advance of such action. The notice shall include an explanation of the County’sreason for proposing such contracting/subcontracting. The Union shall be given the opportunity to meet with the County to discuss the decision to contract out, and to meet and confer on the effect of such contracting out upon its members. The Union shall have 30 calendar days from the date of such notification to propose effective and economical alternative ways in which such services could continue to be provided by the County’s own employees.