ARTICLE III - UNION SECURITY


  1. PAYMENT OF AGENCY FEE OR MEMBERSHIP DUES AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

    1. All Security Police Officers (SPOs) in the bargaining unit must, as a condition of employment, either be a member of the Hanford Guards Union and pay union dues, or pay an agency fee to such Union, but not both, as set forth below:

      1. ) All SPOs who are not members of the Hanford Guards Union must, as a condition of employment, while on the active payroll, pay to such Union an agency fee equal in amount to the monthly membership dues of such Union, beginning with the month following the month in which they accumulate thirty (30) days continuous service in the bargaining unit after the effective date of this Section. SPOs entering the bargaining unit without seniority who do not become members of such Union, or having become do not remain members, must, as a condition of employment, while on the active payroll, pay such fee to such Union, commencing the month following the month in which they accumulate thirty (30) days continuous service in the bargaining unit after the effective date of this Section. SPOs who have accumulated thirty (30) days continuous service in the bargaining unit or who are rehired with seniority or transferred with seniority into the bargaining unit, who do not become members of such Union, or having become do not remain members, must, as a condition of employment, while on the active payroll, pay such fee to the Union commencing with the calendar month following the month of such entry into the bargaining unit.

      2. ) SPOs who are members of the Union will pay membership dues to such Union, as a condition of employment while in the bargaining unit and on the active payroll, and while remaining a Union member. SPOs who become members of the Union will pay membership dues (including initiation fees, if any) to the Union as a condition of employment while in the bargaining unit and on the active payroll, and while remaining a Union member; provided that in no event will the membership dues (including initiation fee, if any) exceed the amount specified in the Constitution and/or Bylaws of the Union.

    2. No SPOs will be required to pay, as a condition of employment, any union membership dues or agency fee covering any period during which the SPO was not in the bargaining unit or was not on the Company's active payroll.

    3. Any SPO required to pay an agency fee, membership dues, or initiation fee as a condition of employment who fails to tender the agency fee, initiation fee, or periodic dues uniformly required, will be notified in writing of their delinquency. A copy of such communication will be mailed by the Union to the Director, Labor Relations not later than fifteen (15) days prior to a request that the Company take final action on a delinquency.

  2. DUES DEDUCTIONS

    The Company will deduct union membership dues (including initiation fee, if any) from the wages of SPOs upon the following conditions and at the times and in the manner hereinafter provided.

    1. For SPOs who sign individual authorization forms, as described below, the Company will in accordance with such authorization, deduct from the earnings payable to such SPOs, union dues (including initiation fee, if any) and promptly remit same to the Union.

    2. Subject to applicable law, any such authorization will be revocable by the individual employee as described in the form of authorization agreed to by the parties.

    3. Deductions will only be made from the wages of SPOs who have executed and delivered to the Company a written authorization in the following form:

      Date ___________________

      DUES DEDUCTION - AUTHORIZATION AND ASSIGNMENT

      To: Mission Support Alliance LLC

      I hereby authorize you to deduct (including my initiation fee if I have not yet paid such fee and the Union so certifies hereon) from my earnings payable on the first payday of each month (but if these earnings have been advanced or are insufficient to cover the deduction or if for any other reason the deduction is not made on the first payday in any month, the Company is then hereby authorized to make such deduction from my earnings payable on subsequent paydays) such sum as shall have been certified by the Hanford Guards Union as owed by me, to the Union as and for membership dues (and/or initiation fee, if any -- first month only), and to pay the same to said Union.

      This authorization and assignment may be revoked by giving written notice to the Company and the Union by registered or certified letter at least ten (10) but not more than twenty (20) days prior to the last day of any yearly period of the collective bargaining contract applicable to my employment, such revocation to become effective as of the first day of the calendar month following the end of such yearly period; provided, however, that if I have submitted an agency fee deduction authorization of later date, such later authorization supersedes this authorization. If not so revoked or superseded, it shall thereafter be considered automatically renewed and extended year to year thereafter for periods not to exceed one (1) year each, unless canceled by such written notice prior to the last day of the currently effective yearly period.

      Effective Date ___________________ Payroll No. _____________

      Social Security No. ______________ Signature _______________

      I certify that the above individual has not paid his initiation fees in the amount of $____________

      HANFORD GUARDS UNION, LOCAL 21

      By __________________________

    4. Indemnity Agreement: The Union will indemnify and save the Company harmless against any and all claims, demands, lawsuits or other forms of liability that may arise out of or by reason of action taken by the Company in making payroll deductions of union membership dues and/or initiation fees, as herein defined.

  3. AGENCY FEE DEDUCTIONS

    The Company will deduct agency fees from the wages of SPOs upon the following conditions and at the times and in the manner hereinafter provided.

    1. For SPOs who sign individual authorization forms, as described below, the Company will, in accordance with such authorization, deduct agency fees from the earnings payable to such SPOs, and promptly remit same to the Union.

    2. Subject to applicable law, any such authorization will be revocable by the individual SPO as described in the form of authorization agreed to by the parties.

    3. Deductions will only be made from the wages of SPOs who have executed and delivered to the Company a written authorization in the following form:

      Date: ______________

      AGENCY FEE PAYROLL DEDUCTION

      AUTHORIZATION AND ASSIGNMENT

      To: Mission Support Alliance LLC

      I hereby authorize you to deduct from my earnings payable on the first payday of each month (but if these earnings have been advanced or are insufficient to cover the deduction of it for any other reason the deduction is not made on the first payday in any month, the Company is then hereby authorized to make such deduction from my earnings payable on subsequent paydays), as a service charge toward the representation of the undersigned employee and the administration of the current collective bargaining agreement applicable to my employment, an agency fee equal to the amount that has been certified by the Hanford Guards Union as regular monthly dues for a member of the Union, and to pay the same to said Union.

      This authorization and assignment will be effective and irrevocable for a period of one (1) year from the effective date of the collective bargaining agreement or until the termination date of the collective bargaining agreement applicable to my employment, whichever occurs sooner, provided that it may be revoked at the end of said periods by giving written notice to both the Company and the Union by registered or certified letter at least ten (10) but not more than twenty (20) days prior to the last day of such periods; and provided further that if I have submitted a dues deduction authorization of later date, such later authorization supersedes this authorization. If not so revoked or superseded, it shall thereafter be considered automatically renewed and extended year to year thereafter for periods not to exceed one (1) year each, unless canceled by such a written notice prior to the last day of the then currently effective yearly period.

      Effective Date _____________________Payroll No._____________

      Social Security No. _________________Signature ______________

    4. Indemnity Agreement: The Union will indemnify and save the Company harmless against any and all claims, demands, lawsuits or other forms of liability that may arise out of or by reason of action taken by the Company in making payroll deductions of union agency fees as herein defined, or in complying with this agency shop provision.

  4. REMITTANCE AND STATEMENT TO THE UNION

    The Company will furnish to the Union the following data:

    On or before the fifteenth (15th) day of each month:

    1. ) The total amount of monthly dues (and initiation fees, if any) deducted from earnings payable on the first payday of the month.

    2. ) The total amount of agency fees deducted from the earnings payable on the first payday of the month; and

    3. ) The name and payroll number, and amount contributed by each SPO from whose wages such deductions were made, including an indication of whether each amount deducted constituted union dues or an agency fee.

    4. ) The Company will, at the same time, forward to the Union its checks covering the amounts shown under items 1) and 2) above.
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