UW/SEIU 1199 Contract (Effective 7/1/09 - 6/30/11)
Appendix II Nonassociation Fee Process
An employee who asserts a right of nonassociation, based on bona fide religious tenets or teachings of a church or religious body of which the employee is a member, will, as a condition of employment, pay a fee to either the Union’s Fund (used to further the education of Union members and nonassocation status employees and their family members) or to a nonreligious charity or charities selected by the Union. The amount of the fee will be equal to the amount of regular dues. The employee will not be a member of the Union but is entitled to all the representation rights of a member of the Union.
- The employee will contact the Union, in writing, with his/her request for nonassociation. The request will contain the employee’s name, address, the name and address of the church or religious body of which the employee is a member and the minister’s/pastor’s name. The Union will contact the church or religious body to verify that belonging to a Union is violation of a bona fide religious tenet or teaching of such church or religious body. Upon verification, the employee will be granted the right of nonassociation.
- Notwithstanding an employee’s claim of exemption under this Section, the Employer will deduct the agency shop fee from the employee’s salary pursuant to this Article.