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(a) The Employer agrees to accept wage authorization from employees in favor of “Graphic Communications International Union Local 1B Pension Fund Trustees”, in the amount of maximum of six percent (6%) of earnings (but in no event less than $5.00) each week and forward in full such amounts as authorized to the office of the Local Union. Such authorized amounts are to be forwarded not later than the 5th of each month for the preceding month. The employer agrees to implement an increase in the percentage amount of the payroll deduction if so notified.
(b) In the event Paragraph (a) is deemed in the opinion of either party to be unenforceable or in violation of any State or Federal law, then at the request of either of said parties, the following shall be automatically submitted therefore.
(c) Payment of wages shall be by check in accordance with the office procedure of the Employer. Payment of the total weekly earnings shall be made in two checks to the employees, one for the amount not to exceed the amounts outlined in Paragraph (a) above as directed in writing to the Union and the other for the balance of the employee's earnings.
(d) Term of Pension Agreement - The term of the Agreement shall be for a period commencing no earlier than November 1, 2007 to a date no later than October 31, 2010. This Agreement shall renew itself automatically each expiration date for an additional one (1) year term, provided neither party to the Agreement serves notice, in writing, on the other party at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date of this Agreement, that a new or altered Agreement is desired.