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AGLO 1977 NO. 27 >

(1) It is only permissible for a community college to authorize released time, without loss of compensation, for union activities by its employees if it can readily be shown, based upon the factual circumstances involved, that the work thus being performed is also of significant benefit to the college as employer.

(2) The board of trustees of a community college may agree to provide community college property and facilities to a teachers' union or other employee organization only if (a) such use of the property or facilities is not inconsistent with the purposes of the college and (b) some form of equivalent consideration is provided for in return.