ARTICLE 2 UNION SECURITY
2.1 All Officers hereafter employed by the Company in the classification covered by this Agreement shall become members of the Union and remain in good standing not later than the thirty-first (31st) day following the beginning of their employment, or the date of the signing of this Agreement, whichever is later.
2.2 An Officer who is not a member of the Union at the time this Agreement becomes effective shall become a member in good standing of the Union within ten (10) days after the thirty-first (31st) day following the effective date of this Agreement, and for the duration of this Agreement.
2.3 Officers meet the requirement of being members in good standing of the Union, within the meaning of this Article, by tendering the periodic dues and initiation fees uniformly required as a condition of acquiring or retaining membership in the Union or, in the alternative, by tendering to the Union financial core fees and dues, as defined by U.S.
Supreme Court in NLRB v. General Motors Corporation, 373 U.S. 734 (1963) and Beck
Communication Workers of America, 487 U.S. 735 (1988).
2.4 In the event the Union requests the discharge of an Officer for failure to comply with the provisions of this Article, it shall serve written notice on the Company requesting that the employee be discharged effective no sooner than two (2) weeks of the date of that notice. The notice shall also contain the reasons for discharge. In the event the Union subsequently determines that the employee has remedied the default prior to the discharge date, the Union will notify the Company and the Officer, and the Company will not be required to discharge that Officer. The Union and the Officer will hold the Company harmless in regard to any request from the Union to discharge an Officer. Should the Union request that an Officer be reinstated and that Officer has lost wages as a result of the initial Union request, the Company will not be responsible for payment of any claims for lost wages.
2.5 This Article shall be subject to all applicable state and federal laws.
2.6 The Union agrees to indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any claim, suits, judgments, or liabilities of any sort whatsoever arising out of the Company’s compliance with the provisions of this Union Security Article.
ARTICLE 1 RECOGNITION AND PURPOSE
1.1 The Company recognizes the International Union, United Government Security Officers of America International Union, (UGSOA), and its Local 883 as the exclusive collective bargaining representative for all full time and part-time Detention Officers, Transportation Officers, Field Training Officers, Classification Officers, Court Security
Officers, Recreation Officers and Kitchen Officers employed by the Company at the
Northwest Detention Facility as listed in the NLRB Certification in Case Number 19-RC166182 and excludes (all managers, supervisors and confidential employees and other employees as defined by the National Labor Relations Act). These exclusions include but are not limited to the Facility Administrator, Assistant Facility Administrators, Captains, Lieutenants, other professional employees, Maintenance Staff and Clerical Staff.
1.2 For the purpose of this Agreement, the term “Officer” or “Officers” designates only such Officers as are covered by this Agreement.
1.3 It is the purpose of this Agreement to promote and expand harmonious relationships between the Company and Officers represented by the Union to provide, where not inconsistent with Client rules and regulations, applicable state and federal laws and regulations required by any agency having jurisdiction over the Operations and Management Contract or Personnel Rules, for the salary structure, fringe benefits, and employment conditions of the Officers covered by this Agreement. It is recognized that a harmonious relationship can best be achieved by open dialogue, timely resolution of differences, and negotiating in good faith; both parties agree that they share the responsibility to provide uninterrupted service to the Client.
WHEREAS, the parties have entered into collective bargaining negotiations, which negotiations have resulted in complete agreement between the parties, NOW THEREFORE, it is agreed by and between the Company and the Union as follows:
THIS AGREEMENT is entered into this 19th day of November, 2016 by and between The GEO Group, Inc., (GEO), hereinafter referred to as the “Company,” and the United Government
Security Officers of America International Union, and its Local 883, hereinafter referred to as the “Union.”
GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., manages the Northwest Detention Facility located in Tacoma, Washington under the terms of an operations and management agreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) hereinafter referred to as the “Client.” As the management agent for the Contract Agency (s), the terms of this document are governed by Company’s contract(s) and standards established by the Clients.