Section 1. Dues Deduction. Upon receipt of a written and signed authorization form from an officer, the Employer shall deduct the amount of Union dues and initiation fee, if any, set forth in such form and any authorized increase thereof, and shall remit such deductions monthly to the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council at the address designated by the Union in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. The Union shall advise the Employer of any increase in dues, in writing, at least thirty (30) days prior to its effective date.
Section 2. Fair Share. Any present officer who is not a member of the Union shall, as a condition of employment, be required to pay a fair share (not to exceed the amount of Union dues) of the cost of the collective bargaining process, contract administration in pursuing matters affecting wages, hours, and other conditions of employment, but not to exceed the amount of dues uniformly required of members. All officers hired on or after the effective date of this Agreement and who have not made application for membership shall, on or after the thirtieth (30th) day of their hire, also be required to pay a fair share as defined above. The Employer shall, with respect to any officer in whose behalf the Employer has not received a written authorization as provided for above, deduct from the wages of the officer the fair share financial obligation, including any retroactive amount due and owing, and shall forward said amount to the Union on the tenth (10th) day of the month following the month in which the deduction is made, subject only to the following:
(A) The Union has certified to the Employer that the affected officer has been delinquent in his obligations for at least thirty (30) days;
(B) The Union has certified to the Employer that the affected Officer has been notified in writing of the obligation and the requirement for each provision of this Article and that the officer has been advised by the Union of his obligations pursuant to this Article and of the manner in which the Union has calculated the fair share fee;
(C) The Union has certified to the Employer that the affected officer has been given a reasonable opportunity to prepare and submit any objections to the payment and has been afforded an opportunity to have said objections adjudicated before an impartial arbitrator assigned by the officer and the Union for the purpose of determining and resolving any objections the officer may have to the fair share fee.
Section 3. Indemnification. TheUnion hereby indemnifies and agrees to save the Employer harmless against any and all judgments that may arise out of or by reason of any proper action taken by the Employer for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this Section.