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SEIU 925 Contract (Effective 7/1/13 - 6/30/15)

Contract Consolidation
Neither party will be bound by typographical errors, grammatical errors, or other instances of unintended error in this contract. Furthermore, the parties agree that any unintended changes to the contract language as a result of contract consolidation will not create new legal rights or responsibilities outside of the parties' specific intent. The parties reserve the right to correct any such mistakes or omissions by mutual agreement at any point during the life of the contract in order to preserve the original intent of the language.

Article 3 - Union Membership, Fair Share and Dues Deduction

3.1 Union Membership and Fair Share Fee.
The Union shall fairly represent all employees covered by this Agreement. Therefore, as a condition of employment, employees who are covered under this Agreement shall, within sixty (60) days of employment, or within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this Agreement (whichever is later) either execute a union membership and payroll deduction form or a fair share payroll deduction form and shall have the appropriate fee deducted from their payroll checks. Any employee who is a member of the Union may voluntarily withdraw their membership from the Union and pay a fair share fee by giving written notice to the Union within thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of this Agreement.

Employees who are determined by the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) to satisfy the religious exemption requirements of RCW 41.80.100 shall make payments to the Union equivalent to regular union dues and initiation fees for purposes within the program of the Union as designated by the employee that would be in harmony with his or her conscience.

3.2 Dues Deduction.
Upon written authorization by an individual employee, the Employer shall provide for the semi-monthly payroll deductions of union dues and fair share fees which are uniformly applied to all members in those bargaining units in which the Union is the exclusive bargaining agent.

3.3 Indemnification.
The Union and each employee authorizing the assignment of wages for the payment of Union dues hereby undertakes to indemnify and hold the University harmless from all claims, demands, suits or other forms of liability that may arise against the University for or on account of any deductions made from the wages of such employees.

3.4 Remittance of Dues.
The Employer shall electronically transmit to the Union on the first bank working day after each payday all dues and fair share fees deducted for that pay period in those bargaining units for which the Union is the exclusive bargaining representative.

3.5 Listing of Employees.
The Employer shall provide the Union with a semi-monthly listing of all employees with union dues or fair share fee deductions in the designated bargaining units and a monthly listing of all employees in the designated bargaining units who terminated their employment, or changed their employment status, classification or department. The employer shall provide this information electronically along with bargaining unit monthly pay rates, home address FTE, name, employee identification number, bargaining unit code, campus mail box, appointment start date, and salary step.