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ARTICLE 7

RIGHTS OF THE UNION

  1. Employees who were members of the Union on January 1, 1986, or who subsequently become members of the Union shall, as a condition of continued employment, remain members of the Union.
  2. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, all new employees hired shall join the Union, and shall, as a condition of employment, remain a member of the Union. It shall be the responsibility of the ARRC to assure that all new employees have executed a dues withholding agreement, to be effective on the day following successful completion of the probationary period, that will include an initiation fee, if applicable. The ARRC shall take the necessary steps to remove an employee from the employment rolls if an employee refuses to execute a dues withholding agreement, except those who are members in good standing or who have previously executed a dues withholding agreement, except as provided in A.S. 42.40.880. Exemption. The ARRC will issue dues withholding checks to the Union on a biweekly basis. The Union shall notify the ARRC of any changes to the Union dues or initiatives.
  3. Employees who are not members of the Union shall be required to join the Union or begin paying an agency fee as a condition of continued employment within 90 days of signing this agreement.
  4. The ARRC will forward a copy of the completed dues withholding agreement to the Union.
  5. If the Union alleges in writing that an employee should be terminated for failure to pay union dues, or an agency fee, a hearing will be held to determine if the employee has violated the union security agreement. If the employee has violated the union security agreement and refuses to come into compliance with the union security agreement, the employee shall be terminated. The Union will hold the ARRC harmless for any action which results from said termination.

 

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