NLRB Notices

 


MANDATORY NOTICE

All employees who are in the bargaining unit represented by the Long Island University Faculty Federation have the right to join or not join the Union.

The benefits of membership are:

1. the right to hold Union office;

2. the right to participate in Union governance, vote in Union elections and attend Union meetings;

3. the right to have input regarding collective bargaining proposals; and

4. the right to ratify collective bargaining agreements.

Should you choose not to belong to the Union, be aware that you will be required to pay a service fee equivalent to the amount of dues paid by Union members. Please be advised that if you choose to be a non-member you have the right to object to the payment of service fees which are expended for purposes other than contract administration, grievance adjustment and collective bargaining.

A procedure to process your objection is attached and must be strictly followed.

If you are a member, please be advised that you have the right to remain a member or to become a non-member. As a non-member, you will be

(1) subject to a service fee in an amount equivalent to dues,

(2) allowed to participate in the service fee reduction procedure, but

(3) you will not be entitled to participate in the four benefits of Union membership as set forth in the paragraph above.


NOTICE  TO  ALL  SERVICE   FEE   PAYERS   COVERED   BY   THE   UNION   SECURITY   AGREEMENT

Since you have chosen not to belong to the Union, be advised that you are required to pay a service fee equivalent to dues paid by Union members, subject to the service fee reduction procedure below.

Service Fee Reduction Procedure

       Any employee making service fee payments to the Long Island University Faculty Federation under the service fee provision of the Union’s collective bargaining agreement covering such employee has the right to object to the expenditure of any part of the service fee which represents the employee’s pro rata share of expenditures by the Union or its affiliates in aid of activities or causes which are not related to collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance adjustment. Notification of any objection for the Union’s 2000-2002 years must be made by letter sent by first class mail to the Union President, between May 30th and June 30th of this year. Any employee who is newly employed or a member who chooses to become a nonmember at any time during the Union’s fiscal year must send notification at or as close to his/her date of hire or choice to become a nonmember, in the manner described above, and in no way more than thirty (30) calendar days after hire or choice of nonmembership status. 

         The service fee for all employees who have notified the Union of their objection as described above, shall be reduced for the applicable fiscal year by the appropriate pro rata proportion of the service fees spent by the Union or its affiliates in aid of activities or causes which are not related to collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance adjustment, based on the latest financial year for which there is a complete financial statement. The schedule of expenses in such financial statements is appended to this notification of the Union’s service fee refund procedure.

        Prior to the start of the Union fiscal year, each objector shall be provided an advance payment equal to the amount of the reduction, together with an explanation as to how such advance reduction was calculated. The balance of the objector’s service fee payments during the Union’s fiscal year shall be held in an interest bearing account established by the Union for this purpose until a final refund determination is made and any appeal by the objector is finally determined after a hearing by a neutral party.

        After the close of the Union’s fiscal year, as soon as possible, the Union will provide each objector with a copy of its financial statements and a final refund determination and payment, if any, representing the approximately pro rata proportion actually spent by the Union and its affiliates during the fiscal year on activities or causes which are not related to collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance adjustment. If the determination is an amount greater than the advance reduction payment, the difference, with interest at the statutory rate, shall be promptly transmitted to each objector. 

       If an objector is dissatisfied with the Union’s final refund determination an appeal may be made within thirty (30) days of receipt of the refund determination by sending a letter by first class mail to the Union President. Although the Union retains the burden of proof, for purposes of issue identification at the hearing the objector in his/her letter of appeal must indicate the percent of service fee which s/he believes is reasonably in dispute and the general categories of expenditures which are being challenged. All appeals from the final refund determination will thereafter be submitted for expeditious hearing and determination to a neutral person appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its rules for service fee determinations. The Union at its option, may consolidate all appeals and have them resolved at one hearing. An objector may present his/her appeal to the neutral person. The cost of the hearing shall be borne by the Union.