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II. Union Security

Section 1.  Check-off.

The Employer agrees to deduct Union membership dues from the earnings of any employee covered by this Agreement, provided the Union submits to the Employer a written request for such deductions, signed by the employee.

Section 2.  Check-off Cancellation.

Union membership dues deductions for an employee once authorized shall continue until the Employer receives a written request from the employee and the Union to discontinue such deductions.

Section 3.  Fair Share.

Upon the request of the Union, the Employer shall deduct a fair share fee from the wages of Employees who are not Union members as required by law.

Section 4.  Indemnification.

The Union agrees to indemnify and save the Employer harmless against all claims that may arise out of or by reason of action by the Employer in reliance upon the “authorization of payroll deductions” specified in this Article, Sections 1, 2, and 3.

Section 5.  Stewards.

The Employer agrees that during working hours, on the Employer’s premises, a designated Union Steward shall be allowed reasonable time off with pay, which does not interfere with their normal duties or other employees’ duties to:

  • Post Union notices and announcements;
  • Transmit communications authorized by the local Union or its officers to the Employer;
  • Process grievances, including securing related documents from the employer.