3-2. Parties to Grievances

A grievance may be filed by an individual employee, a group of employees or the UNION on behalf of an employee or group of employees. Any bargaining unit employee who is not a member of the UNION or who has not expressed a desire to be represented by it shall have the right to present grievances and appeals on his or her own behalf as an individual through the Chief Executive Officer’s Review set forth in Article 3-7 and submit suggestions to the BOARD as an individual, provided that the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of the Agreement and that the UNION has been given an opportunity to be present at such adjustment.