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Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act (PELRA) states contributions to pension plans are not a mandatory subject of bargaining. The information in Article 6 does not constitute bargaining, but details the procedures in which the Employer and employee will process the wage authorizations and payroll deductions from employees for their interlocal pension.
Section 1. The Employer agrees to accept wage authorizations from employees favor of “Graphic Communications International Union Local lM Pension Fund Trustees”, in the amount to be determined by the employees annually. The authorized amounts will be withheld each pay period and forwarded in full to the office of the local Union. Such authorized amounts are to be forwarded not later than the 5th day of each month for the preceding month.
Section 2. In the event Section 1 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 substituted therefor.
Section 3. Payment of wages shall be by check in accordance with the office procedure of the Employer. Payment of the total weekly earnings shall be separated, one for the amount not to exceed the amounts outlined in Section 1 above as directed in writing by the Union, and the other for the balance of the employee’s earnings.