AFSCME & SEIU Extra Help MOU Section 2.3: Maintenance of Membership

All extra-help employees who become members of AFSCME Local 829 or SEIU Local 521 and who tender periodic dues through dues deductions of their San Mateo County biweekly paycheck shall continue to pay dues for the duration of this Memorandum of Understanding and each subsequent Memorandum of Understanding thereafter. For a period of one hundred and ten to ninety (110-90) days prior to the expiration of this Memorandum of Understanding and one hundred and ten to ninety (110-90) days prior to the expiration of any subsequent Memorandum of Understanding, any employee who is a member of AFSCME Local 829 or SEIU Local 521 shall have the right to withdraw from the Union by discontinuing dues deduction. Said withdrawal shall be communicated by the extra-help employee during that period of time in writing to the County Controller to be delivered by certified mail and must be postmarked during the one hundred and ten to ninety (110-90) day period. An employee who is subsequently employed in a position outside of the units represented by AFSCME Local 829 or SEIU Local 521 shall not be required to continue dues deduction.

The County shall deliver revocations of membership to the Union on a biweekly basis and include verification that receipt was by certified mail. The Controller shall accept authorization for dues deductions on a biweekly basis.

In the event that extra-help employee in a bargaining unit represented by the Union vote to rescind “Agency Shop” the provisions of Section 2.3 shall apply to dues-paying members of the Union.