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7.1 The Employer shall deduct from the wages of employees who authorize such a deduction, in writing, an amount necessary to cover monthly Union dues. Such monies shall be remitted as directed by the Union.
7.2 The Employer shall prepare a letter to be given to each new employee. Said letter shall describe the employee's rights, under the Public Employment Labor Relations Act, specifically the employee's responsibility, concerning "fair-share" as defined in Minnesota State Statutes 179A.06, Sub. 3.
7.3 The Union may designate employees from the bargaining unit to act as a steward and an alternate and shall inform the Employer, in writing, of such choice and changes in the position of steward and/or alternate.
7.4 Stewards shall be permitted reasonable time to perform and discharge the duties which are properly assigned to them under the terms of this Agreement. The steward shall be permitted reasonable time to process grievances on the University property without loss of time or pay during regular working hours, in accordance with Article 8.3, of this Agreement.
7.5 Identified Business Agent of the union shall have the right to enter the facilities of the Employer, so long as said visits do not interfere with the job duties and responsibilities of an employee.
7.6 The Employer shall make space available on the employee bulletin board for the posting of Union notice(s) and announcements(s).
7.7 The Union agrees to indemnify and hold the Employer harmless against any and all claims, suits, orders, or judgments brought or issued against the Employer as a result of any action taken or not taken by the Employer, under the provisions of this Article.