Affirmative Action and Title IX. The Employer and the Alliance agree to support the provisions of the Hudson Valley Community College Affirmative Action and Title IX programs. Article V - Past Practices This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and past practices relative to all matters herein contained. All past practices, duties, and responsibilities, if any, relative to matters not subject of this Agreement, affecting terms and conditions of employment shall remain in full force and effect. Article VI - Recognition and Dues Deductions A. Recognition The Employer recognizes the Alliance as the exclusive representative of the employees in a unit including all teaching faculty in the employ of the Employer, with the academic rank of Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, including adjunct and part-time instructional faculty (herein referred to as faculty), employees with the titles Educational Associate, Tutor, and consistent with PERB Decision Case No. CP-473, the Employer recognizes the Alliance as the exclusive representative of Center employees holding the title of Counselor or Assistant Counselor (herein referred to as counselor), and excluding all other Center employees for the purposes ofnegotiating wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment and in the settlement of grievances. B. Dues Deduction The Employer agrees to deduct from the salaries of the employees in the bargaining unit, year to year on a continuing basis, the dues pursuant to plans certified by the Alliance, as any member thereof shall individually and voluntarily authorize in writing on forms prescribed by the Alliance, and to remit the same promptly to such Alliance. Such authorization may be revoked by instrument, in writing, and the Employer will promptly notify the Alliance of the receipt of such revocation.