Kastle Agreement 2016

Kastle Systems – Contract 2016: Articles 1 ~ 5

THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into the first day of October, 2016, by and between Kastle Systems (hereinafter “Employer”) and Communications Workers of America, Local 13552 (hereinafter “Union”), for and on behalf of the employees hereinafter specifically designated only.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements contained herein, the parties agree as follows:


                                                                ARTICLE 1 – TERM


Section 1.

This Agreement shall begin on the 1st day of November, 2016, and shall remain in effect until and including the 30th day of September, 2019, and from year to year thereafter, provided, however, that either party may terminate this Agreement on the 30th day of September, 2019, or on the 30th day of September of any year thereafter by giving to the other party at least sixty (60) days notice in writing of such termination prior to the 30th day of September of any such year.  Bargaining shall commence no later than thirty (30) days prior to the termination date.


Section 2.

This Agreement shall be subject to amendment at any time by mutual consent of the parties thereto.  Such amendments shall be reduced to writing, state the effective date of amendment and be executed in the same manner as this Agreement.


                                                        ARTICLE 2 – RECOGNITION

The Employer recognizes the Union as the exclusive collective bargaining representative of the employees contained in the bargaining unit certified by the National Labor Relations Board in Case No. 4-RC-15348.  The bargaining unit consists of employees classified as installers and crew chiefs employed at any location by Kastle Systems whose main office is situated at 2325 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Section 1.

As a condition of continued employment, all employees covered by this Agreement shall become and remain members in good standing of the Union on or after the thirtieth (30th) day following the beginning of their employment or the effective date of the Agreement, whichever is later.  In order to maintain good standing in the Union, the employee shall tender to the Union only the initiation fees and its regular monthly dues.


Section 2.

Such dues shall be required beginning on the 31st day following the execution of this Agreement or the 31st day following his employment as a hire, rehire, or recall into the bargaining unit.


Section 3.

Upon written demand from the Union, the Employer shall terminate any employee within the bargaining unit who fails to tender the sum due the Union under Section 1 and 2 of this Article within forty (40) days from the date such sum is due provided the Union informs the Employer and the employee in writing and allows him an additional two (2) weeks to correct the delinquency.  If the employee fails to resolve his dues delinquency with the Union during the two (2) week period and after notification to the Employer by the Union, the Employer will terminate the employee effective the end of that payroll period.




Section 1.

The Employer agrees that upon receipt of an individual written request on a payroll deduction authorization form (which is attached to and made a part of the Agreement as Appendix A) agreed to by the parties and signed by an employee, the Employer will deduct Union dues and an initiation fee from such employee’s wages.


Section 2.

The Employer will forward the amount so deducted to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union or his authorized agent.


Section 3.

Payroll deductions for union dues will be made bi-monthly for properly executed deduction authorization forms received at the Employer Accounting Department on or before the fifth day of the preceding month.


Section 4.

Deductions shall be remitted to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union not later than twenty (20) days after the end of the preceding month during which deductions were made.


Section 5.

The Employer agrees to furnish the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union, at the time of remitting the dues deducted, a list of employees’ names, social security number and rate of pay for whom dues were deducted.  Also, the names, addresses, and social security numbers of any new hires; delete the names of employees who resigned from the company, and include the names, addresses, and social security numbers of employees for whom no dues were deducted, including the reason for same.


Section 6.

An employee’s authorization will be automatically cancelled upon termination of employment.  An employee’s authorization shall be suspended upon leave of absence in excess of thirty (30) calendar days.


Section 7.

Upon return from a leave of absence, the returning employee’s deduction authorization shall be reinstated in accordance with the provisions of this Article.


Section 8.

Any change in the amount of monthly union dues will be certified to the Company by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America.  A notification which changes the contributions due to the Union shall become effective the first day of the month following the date the Company receives such notification.


Section 9.

The Union agrees to hold the Employer harmless from any action or actions growing out of the deductions set forth in this Article 4 and commenced by an employee(s) against the Employer.


It is agreed by the Employer and the Union that in carrying out their mutual obligations under this Agreement both will remain in compliance with any or all applicable statutes, laws, regulations and executive orders relating to discrimination.