Article 12.

ARTICLE XII – DUES

Section 1. Member dues shall be collected monthly at the rate of 1.25% of gross monthly salary. The base salary for determining the monthly deduction shall exclude summer salary or any additional stipends that a faculty member might receive. The exclusion of summer salary shall also apply to librarians (i.e., consider librarians as if they were on 9-month contracts). For faculty whose 9-month salary is distributed over 12 months, the 1.25% deduction will be taken over 12 months.

Section 2. The dues year shall be from July 1 through June 30. Dues payment is due on the first of the month for that month. Members may pay dues on a quarterly, semi- annual, or annual basis in advance. Payment shall be to the Treasurer of the local. The local encourages members to use automatic dues deduction provisions whenever they are available.

Section 3. Any change in local dues must be proposed at a regular membership meeting or in a special meeting as specified in Article XI. A vote on the proposal shall be conducted at the next regular meeting and must receive a majority vote to pass.