HW Maintenance – ART. 3: Recognition

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ARTICLE 3

RECOGNITION

SECTION 1.  Recognition. The Company recognizes the Union as the sole collective bargaining representative for all employees of the Company, as defined in Article 1, within the job classifications covered by this Agreement and more particularly set forth in Appendix “A” of this Agreement.

SECTION 2.  Union Membership. It shall be a condition of employment that all employees of the Company covered by this Agreement shall become and remain members in good standing in the Union.  Those who are not members on the effective date of this Agreement shall, on the thirty-first (31st) calendar day following the effective date of this Agreement, become and thereafter remain members in good standing in the Union.  All new employees hired after the effective date of this Agreement shall, on the thirty-first (31st) calendar day following employment, become and remain members in good standing in the Union.

SECTION 3.  Removals from Employment. The Union agrees that written notice shall be given to the Company at least thirty-six (36) hours before any regular employee is to be removed from his/her employment by reason of his/her failure to maintain his/her membership in good standing in the Union, in accordance with Section 2 of this Article.

SECTION 4.  Check off of Initiation Fees and/or Union Dues.  The Company shall deduct from the first paycheck of each month, and turn over to the Union for the duration of this Agreement, initiation fees (6 installments at $25 per month), dues and other fees of such members of the Union as individually and voluntarily authorized in writing (including D.R.I.V.E. contributions), such authorization to comply with the Labor Management Act of 1947.

SECTION 5.  Notice. The Company shall, on or before the tenth (10th) day of the month, by mail, notify the Union of all new hires during the previous month.

SECTION 6.  Indemnity. The Union shall indemnify and save the Company harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits, or other forms of liability that shall arise out of or by reason of action taken or not taken by the Company for the purpose of complying with any of the provisions of this Article, or in reliance on any list, notice or assignment furnished by the Union.