ARTICLE XVIII
Maintenance of Standards

SECTION 1. It is the Company’s intention to continue its
past practices with respect to employee benefits that are not
expressed in the contract. Should the Company contemplate
diminution of any such employee benefits affecting bargaining
unit employees, the matter will be discussed with the Union in
advance of the change.

SECTION 2. The Employer shall not enter into any other written
or oral agreement with any employee or group of employees
covered by this Agreement which in any way violates the wages,
hours, or working conditions of this Agreement. The Local Union
shall have the right to recover from the Employer in its own
name and on the employee’s behalf the amount of any wages
or other benefits which any member may waive or assign to the
Employer.