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Members who are members of the Association shall have the right to request that dues payable to the Association be checked off by the Employer.
Any Member who wishes to exercise h/her right to dues check off shall present a written request to the Association. The Association shall forward the request to the Employer at least ten days prior to the end of the payroll period in which the dues check off is requested.
In accordance with PELRA, the Association may require Members who are not members of the Association to contribute a fair share fee for services rendered by the Association.
If the Association elects to require Members who are not members of the Association to contribute a fair share fee for services rendered by the Association, the Association shall provide written notice of the amount of the fair share fee assessment to the Employer and shall list the Members from whom such a fee is being required.
The Employer shall make equal monthly dues check offs and fair share fee deductions for all Members from whom such deductions are made.
The Employer shall remit dues which have been checked off pursuant to written request and fair share fee deductions which have been required to the Association, except as otherwise provided by PELRA. The Employer shall transmit the aggregate of the dues checked off, the fair share fee deductions made and an itemized statement of those dues and fees to the Association no later than fifteen days after the end of the payroll period during which the dues were checked off and no later than fifteen days after the fees were deducted or the final determination of a challenge, whichever is later.
The Association agrees to defend, save harmless and indemnify the Employer against any and all claims, suits, orders or judgments brought or issued against the Employer as a result of any action taken in accordance with the provisions of this Section 106.000. The Association shall not be liable to the Employer for any fines, penalties, or punitive damages for which the Employer may be adjudged to be liable.
In the event that any claim or action is brought against the Employer because of the Employer's act or omission which occurred while the Employer was implementing the provisions of this Section 106.000, the Association shall provide counsel and such other assistance as may be required to provide a defense to the Employer. The Association shall have the right to choose counsel and to determine the course of the defense.
The Employer shall cooperate with the Association and its counsel in the investigation and defense of any claim or charge for which the Employer may claim a right to a defense or for indemnification.