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Article 2 - Union Security and Checkoff

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AGREEMENT: MEIJER STORES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP WITH UFCW, LOCAL 1099 / AFL-CIO, CLC / TIPP CITY DISTRIBUTION / APRIL 25, 2004- APRIL 25, 2009


Section 1.  The Employer agrees not to enter into any other agreement with any other labor organization during the life of this Agreement with respect to employees covered by this Agreement.

 Section 2. It shall be a continuing condition of employment that all employees of the Employer covered by this Agreement who are members of the Union in good standing on the execution date of this Agreement shall remain members in good standing and those who are not members on the execution date of this Agreement shall, upon completion of their probationary period, become and remain members in good standing in the Union.

 It shall also be a continuing condition of employment that all employees covered by this Agreement and hired on or after the date of execution shall, after completing their probationary period, become and remain members in good standing in the Union. For the purpose of the Union Security provision of this section, the execution date of this Agreement shall be considered its effective date.

 To be a member of the Union in good standing as required by this section, an employee must tender to the Union the periodic dues and initiation fee uniformly required as a condition of acquiring or retaining membership.

 Those employees who maintain a non-union status or change their status to a non-union status and are covered by the terms of this Agreement shall be required to pay as a condition of employment, an initial service fee, monthly (or otherwise) service fees to the Union for the purpose of aiding the Union in defraying cost in connection with the Union’s obligations and responsibilities as the exclusive bargaining agent of the bargaining unit herein.

 Any employee who is required to be a member of the Union by this section and who fails to render such uniform dues and initiation fees shall not be retained as an employee in the bargaining unit so long as the Union has given written notice to the company and employee of such failure, and such failure is not cured by the employee within seven (7) days of such notice. The Employer reserves the right to secure new employees from any source whatsoever.

 Section 3. The Employer agrees, for the term of this Agreement, to deduct Union dues and/or service fees from the wages of the employees who individually certify in writing authorization for such deduction in a form authorized by law. The Employer agrees, in the case of new Union members, to deduct the Union initiation fee and in the case of a non-member, an initial service fee from the wages of any new or non-member Union employee who certifies in writing authorization for such deduction in a form authorized by law. It is the responsibility of the Union to obtain and deliver to the Employer such written authorization.

 The Employer agrees to deduct an amount from the pay of each employee who is a Union member and who executes an appropriate voluntary checkoff authorization for the UFCW Active Ballot Club. Deductions shall be in the amount and at the times specified in the checkoff authorization form signed by the employee. The deduction shall continue for the life of this agreement for those employees who sign UFCW Active Ballot Club checkoff authorization forms unless they are revoked individually and in writing.

The Employer agrees to deliver all sums deducted in this manner to the designated financial officer of the Union, payable to the local Union. The Employer further agrees to advise the local Union office within fifteen (15) days after information on any permanent transfers, promotions, discharges, or new hires as recorded by the Payroll Department in the corporate offices.

Section 4. The Union agrees to indemnify the Company against any liability received or imposed upon the Company by reason of any action taken by it as directed by Article 1 and 2.


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