Article 3 -- Dues Deduction 2017-19 contract

Section 1. Payroll Deduction. The Employer agrees to deduct the regular bi-weekly Association dues for those employees in a unit who are members of the Association and who request in writing to have their regular bi-weekly Association dues deducted from payroll. Authorizations for deductions shall be continuously effective until canceled by the employee in writing.

Section 2. Fair Share Deduction. In accordance with Minn. Stat. 179A.06, Subdivision 3, at the request of the Association, the Employer shall deduct a fair share fee for each employee assigned to the bargaining unit who is not a member of the Association.

Section 3. Hold Harmless. The Association 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.

Section 4. Dues Remission. The aggregate deductions of all employees shall be remitted together with an itemized statement to the Association within ten (10) days after such deductions are taken.

Section 5. Employee Lists. The Employer shall notify the Association President of all employees added to or removed from the bargaining unit on a bi-weekly payroll basis. The notification shall be transmitted no later than one (1) week following the end of each payroll period.