The County and Unions agree that professional, productive, and positive labor relations can be accomplished when Union and County representatives work together to support the services we provide to the public.  To support this philosophy, the parties have agreed to the provisions regarding attendance at meetings and handling of meetings.  Paid release time is intended to support the collaboration and cooperative spirit of labor relations by ensuring that Union members have access to resources designed to help support their continued success as public employees and that Union leads have an opportunity to work together to support the success of their members.