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(a) University of Minnesota Printing and Graphics bindery workers whose employment exceeds the lesser of fourteen (14) hours per week or thirty-five (35) percent of the normal work week and who are employed more than sixty-seven (67) working days in any calendar year, but excluding students, managerial, supervisory and confidential employees and other employees excluded by the Public Employment Labor Relations Act, Minn. Stat. 179.01 et. seq., as amended from time to time, shall be covered by this Agreement. This includes the following classifications: 5209 Printing Production Assistant, 5210 Printing Equipment Operator, 5211 Printing Production Foreperson.
(b) All employees of the Employer covered by this Agreement shall be members of the Union in good standing or shall contribute a fair share fee for services rendered by the Union in accordance with the Public Employment Labor Relations Act, Minn. Stat. 179A.06 Subd. 3, as amended from time to time. The EMPLOYER shall deduct from the wages of employees who authorize such a deduction in writing an amount necessary to cover monthly union dues. 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. Such monies shall be remitted bi-weekly to the UNION.
(c) The business representatives of the Union shall be privileged to visit the bindery at their convenience, but shall make their presence known to the Employer prior to or at the time of their visit and shall cooperate with the Employer insofar as customer security requirements, legal requirements and undue interference with work is concerned.
(d) When new or additional employees are needed, the Employer must notify the Union of the number and classification of the employees needed and the Union shall refer those applicants who are immediately available to the Employer. Referral by the Union of applicants will be on a non-discriminatory basis.