Upon request of the APC, the CSU shall provide at no cost facilities not otherwise required for campus business for union meetings that may be attended by employees during non-worktime. Except as provided in this Agreement or as otherwise agreed in writing, use of CSU resources by an employee is governed by the California Government Code, Section 8314. The University shall inform employees, in writing, of any other federal and State law(s) governing the use of public resources, and shall provide each employee with a copy of the applicable law(s).
The APC shall bear the cost of all campus materials and supplies incident to any union meeting or union business conducted on campus. The APC shall also bear the cost of any overtime pay or other extraordinary clean-up costs which may be incurred as a result of the union meeting. When a meeting request is submitted and the APC inquires, the campus shall inform the APC whether or not costs shall be charged.
Intra-campus mail service shall be available to the APC at no cost for official union communications. The APC shall package and label materials for convenient handling according to the normal specifications of the campus, which shall be communicated upon request of the APC. The name of the APC shall appear on all union materials sent through the campus mail service.
The APC shall have the use of an adequate number of designated bulletin boards for the posting of union material. Such bulletin boards shall be visible and accessible to employees and in areas frequented by employees.
A copy of union material posted on bulletin boards and union material extended for general distribution to employees through campus mail service shall be provided in a timely manner to the appropriate administrator.
Union business involving employees shall be conducted during non-worktime except as provided for elsewhere in this Agreement. Union business shall not interfere with campus programs or operations.
APC Representatives shall have the right to visit members of the unit on the campuses during non-worktime. The appropriate administrator shall be notified of the presence of an APC Representative who is not a campus employee either upon the representative's arrival at the campus or by telephone in advance of arrival.
The campus Human Resources Office shall provide to the APC upon request, a monthly list of all employees new to the bargaining unit, employees reclassified, and those who have terminated their employment. Such lists shall contain names and work locations and shall be provided at no cost to the APC.
Upon request of the APC, employee lists and public information shall be provided to the APC. An employee's home address shall be released to the APC unless the employee has officially informed the CSU that he/she wishes the home address withheld. The cost of such employee lists and public information shall be borne by the APC.
The APC shall, within fourteen (14) days of the execution of this Agreement and thereafter within fourteen (14) days of a change in designation of a steward, advise the President and the Office of the Chancellor in writing of the name of the union steward(s) on each campus.
The CSU shall provide release time of one (1) full day for each scheduled meet and confer session for up to six (6) employees in the bargaining unit. Additional release time shall be provided on an individual basis to meet special needs related to transportation and work schedules.
Up to three (3) APC representatives shall be provided with release time to attend Board of Trustees meetings. Requests to attend such meetings shall be submitted to the Office of the Chancellor far enough in advance to permit scheduling of APC speakers pursuant to rules and regulations of the Trustees and to arrange the appropriate release time.
Upon request of the APC made pursuant to (1) or (2) below, the CSU shall grant a union leave without loss of compensation as follows:
APC may request unpaid leaves of absence for a specified period of time for members of the bargaining unit designated by APC. Such leaves shall be subject to provisions of Article 22, Leaves of Absence Without Pay.
It is the intent of this provision to provide payroll dues deduction for APC members to be deducted from their pay warrants insofar as permitted by law. The CSU agrees to request that the State Controller deduct and transmit to APC all authorized deductions from all APC members within the bargaining unit who have signed and approved authorization cards for such deductions on a form provided by APC, less necessary administrative costs incurred by the State Controller. Such employee authorization may be withdrawn at any time, provided the employee follows APC's procedures for withdrawal.
The amount of dues deducted from APC members' pay warrants shall be set by APC and changed by the CSU upon written request of APC. APC shall give the University thirty (30) days notice of any changes in deduction amounts.
Employees shall be free to join or not to join APC.
APC agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the CSU harmless against any claim made of any nature and against any suit instituted against the CSU arising from its payroll deduction for APC dues and deductions.
An employee shall not suffer reprisals for participation in union activities.