Except as provided for in Section 1 of this article, all part-time, seasonal and temporary employees are excluded from the bargaining unit and the provisions of this Agreement.
The Union agrees that parking enforcement duties are not exclusively bargaining unit work and that the City of New London may hire non-bargaining unit employees to perform this function.
As a condition of employment, all employees included in the bargaining unit as defined in Article III of this Agreement shall become a member of the Union, or pay to the Union a service fee. Said service fee shall be equal to the proportion of Union dues uniformly required of members to underwrite the costs of collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance adjustment.
A probationary employee may voluntarily join the Union during his/her probationary period, if he/she so desires.
The City agrees to deduct from the pay of all employees covered by this Agreement, who authorize such deductions from their wages in writing, such membership dues and initiation fees as may be uniformly assessed by the Union. Neither any employee nor the Union shall have any claim against the City for errors in the processing of deductions unless a claim of error is made in writing to the City within sixty (60) calendar days after the date such deductions were or should have been made.
The obligation of the City for funds actually deducted under this section terminates upon delivery of the deductions so made to the person authorized, by written authorization signed by the officers of the Union and filed with the Director of Finance, to receive such amounts from the City. The deduction for any month shall be made during the second payroll week of said month and shall be remitted to the Union, together with a list of names of employees from whose wages such deductions have been made, no later than the fifteenth day of the following month.
The Union agrees to indemnify and save the City harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits or other forms of liability that shall arise out of or by reason of action or inaction taken by the City for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this article.
Where an employee has been suspended, furloughed or discharged and subsequently returns to work with full or partial back pay or has been reclassified retroactively, the employer shall, in the manner outlined in Section 5.1 above, deduct the union membership dues that are due and owing for the period during which the employee received back pay.