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Article 14: Guild Membership

ARTICLE 14

Guild Membership

 
Section 1. The Publisher shall require as a condition of employment of any employee that he or she be and remain a member of the Guild in good standing during the term of his or her employment or pay an agency fee in accordance with law. If any employee is not a Guild Member at the time of his or her acceptance of employment, he or she shall become a member of the Guild no later than thirty (30) days following his or her becoming an employee of the Publisher or no later than thirty (30) days following the date of signature of this Agreement, whichever is later or if the employee chooses not to join the union, pays an agency fee in accordance with law.
 
Section 2. The Guild agrees that it will admit to membership and retain in membership any employee, subject to the Constitution and By-Laws of The Newspaper Guild.
 
Section 3. With respect to information described in Article 14, Section 3 (A) and (B), the Publisher will provide that information, which the Publisher has available electronically and which can feasibly be transferred to a floppy disk, to the Guild on adiskin the ASCII format. This will be in addition to the hard copy of such information.
 
(A) The Publisher shall supply the Guild on request with a list containing the following information for all employees on the payroll:
 
1.      Name, sex, address, telephone number, social security number, and date of birth.
2.      Date of hiring.
3.      Classification.
4.      Experience rating and experience anniversary.
5.      Salary, including a description of commission or bonus arrangements.
 
(B) The Publisher shall notify the Guild monthly in writing of:
 
1.      All merit increases granted by name of employee, individual amount, resulting new salary and effective date.
2.      Step-up increases paid by name of employee, individual amount, resulting new salary and effective date.
3.      Changes in classification, any salary changes by reason thereof, and effective date.
4.      Resignations, retirements, deaths, and other revisions in the data listed in Section 3-A and effective dates.
 
(C) Within one week after the hiring of a new employee the Publisher shall furnish the Guild in writing with the data specified in Section 3-A for such new employee.
 
(D) New and Changed Classifications: The Publisher is to notify the Guild and parties affected, and will attempt to reach prior agreement in appropriate classifications and pay scales when new jobs are created or present jobs are substantially changed. If the parties are unable to agree, the appropriate classification and pay scale shall be determined by the Publisher subject to the right of the Guild to submit such issues to the grievance and arbitration provisions of this Agreement. If the final disposition of any such grievance
results in a higher pay scale, such higher scale shall be paid retroactive to the date when the employee was assigned to the new or changed classification.
 
(E) There shall be no interference or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Guild.
 
Section 4. (A) Upon an employee's written consent, the Publisher shall deduct from the earnings of such employee and pay to the Guild, not later than the 15th day of each month, all Guild membership dues. Such membership dues shall be deducted from the employee's earnings in accordance with a schedule furnished the Publisher by the Guild. Such schedule may be amended by the Guild at any time. An employee's voluntary written assignment shall remain effective in accordance with the terms of such assignment.
 
(B) The Dues Deduction Assignment shall be made upon the following form:
 
ASSIGNMENT AND AUTHORIZATION
 TO DEDUCT MEMBERSHIP DUES TO:
UNION LEADER CORPORATION
I hereby assign to The Newspaper Guild of Manchester, and authorize the Publisher to deduct from any salary earned by this employee, an amount equal to all my Guild membership dues, as certified by the Treasurer of The Newspaper Guild of Manchester, for each calendar month following the day of this Agreement.
 
I further authorize and request the Publisher to remit the amount deducted to The Newspaper Guild of Manchester not later than the 25th day of that month.
 
This Assignment and Authorization shall remain in effect until revoked by me, but shall be irrevocable for a period of one year from the date appearing below or until the termination of the collective bargaining agreement between yourself and the Guild, whichever comes
sooner. I further agree and direct that this Assignment shall be, irrevocable for successive periods of one year each, or for the period of each succeeding applicable Collective Agreement between the Publisher and the Guild, whichever period shall be shorter, unless
written notice of this revocation is given by me to the Publisher and to the Guild by registered mail, not more than thirty (30) days and not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of each period of one year or each applicable Collective Agreement between the Publisher and the Guild, whichever occurs sooner. Such notice of revocation shall become effective for the calendar month in which the Publisher received it.
 
This Assignment and Authorization supersedes all previous Assignments and Authorizations heretofore given by me in relation to my Guild dues.
 

Employee's Signature ____________________ Date __________