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.

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