Sec­tion 1.  The Employ­er shall have the right to employ per­sons to work the clas­si­fi­ca­tions of work named in this Agree­ment with the under­stand­ing that such mem­bers and present employ­ees, who are not mem­bers, must become mem­bers of the Local Union not lat­er than thir­­ty-one (31) days after the date of their employment.

Sec­tion 2.  If an employ­ee refrains from join­ing the­Union the Employ­ee will be required to pay a fee which shall be their pro­por­tion­ate share of the costs of the col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing process, con­tract admin­is­tra­tion, and the cost of pur­su­ing mat­ters effect­ing wages, hours, and oth­er con­di­tions of employ­ment.  In no event shall the employee’s fees exceed the amount of dues uni­form­ly required of members.

Sec­tion 3.  Pro­vid­ing fur­ther, that if the employee’s rea­son for not join­ing the Union is based on bona fide reli­gious ten­ants or teach­ings of a church or reli­gious body of which the employ­ee is a mem­ber, the employ­ee will be required to pay their pro­por­tion­ate share to a non-reli­­gious char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion agreed upon by the Employ­ee and the­Union.  If an agree­ment is not reached on which appro­pri­ate char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion, the choice of the char­i­ty to which such pay­ments shall be made will be from the approved list of char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tions estab­lished by the Illi­nois State Labor Board.

Sec­tion 4.  Dues Check Off – Admin­is­tra­tive Dues.  Upon receipt of an employee’s writ­ten autho­riza­tion which shall be irrev­o­ca­ble for not more than one (1) year, or the ter­mi­na­tion of this Agree­ment, whichev­er occurs soon­er, the employ­er shall deduct from each employee’s wages the sum of Five Cents ($0.05) per hour worked for admin­is­tra­tive dues and the employ­er shall remit the amount so deduct­ed month­ly togeth­er with a list show­ing the names of the employ­ees from whose pay the deduc­tions were made and the amount deduct­ed to: I.U.O.E. Local #318 3310 Water Tow­er Road, Mar­i­on, IL 62959, no lat­er than the fif­teenth (15th) day of the month fol­low­ing the last pay­roll peri­od of the month in which deduc­tions were made.  Such writ­ten autho­riza­tion may be revoked on a revo­ca­ble date by the employ­ee giv­ing writ­ten notice by reg­is­tered mail to the employ­er and the Union not less than thir­ty (30) days pri­or to the date set for revok­ing such autho­riza­tion.  In the event no revo­ca­tion is received, the autho­riza­tion shall be con­tin­ued in affect for anoth­er year or until the end of the col­lect­ed bar­gain­ing agreement.

Sec­tion 5.  Union Dues.  While this Agree­ment is in effect, the Employ­er will deduct from each employee’s pay­check once each pay peri­od the uni­form reg­u­lar month­ly Union dues and ini­ti­a­tion fee, if any, for each employ­ee in the bar­gain­ing unit who has filed with the employ­er a vol­un­tary check off autho­riza­tion form.  Check off autho­riza­tion forms shall be sup­plied by the Union.  Upon receipt of an employee’s writ­ten autho­riza­tion, which shall be irrev­o­ca­ble for not more than one (1) year, the Employ­er shall deduct from each employee’s wages the sum of Thir­ty Dol­lars Fifty Cents ($30.50) per month for Union dues (amount sub­ject to change per union noti­fi­ca­tion).  The Employ­er shall remit the amount so deduct­ed, month­ly, togeth­er with 
a list show­ing the names of the employ­ees from whose pay the deduc­tions were made and the amount deduct­ed to: I.U.O.E. Local #318, 3310 Water Tow­er Road, Mar­i­on, IL 62959 no lat­er than the fif­teenth (15th) of the month fol­low­ing the last pay­roll peri­od of the month in which the deduc­tions were made.  Such writ­ten autho­riza­tion may be revoked on a revo­ca­ble date by the employ­ee giv­ing writ­ten notice by reg­is­tered mail to the Employ­er and the Union not less than thir­ty (30) days pri­or to the date set for revok­ing such autho­riza­tion.  In the event no revo­ca­tion is received, the autho­riza­tion shall con­tin­ue in effect for anoth­er year or until the end of the bar­gain­ing agreement.

The Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment will not be respon­si­ble for pay­ment of Union Dues dur­ing the lay­off peri­od.  The Employ­ees will be respon­si­ble for mail­ing in Union Dues at that time.

This is a pay­roll deduc­tion for each employ­ee; there is no cost to the High­way Department.