§ 28-9.3-7. Certification of negotiating agent Payment of service charge by non-members.
(a) No association or organization shall be initially certified as the representative of certified public school teachers except after an election.
(b) Teachers shall be free to join or to decline to join any association or organization regardless of whether it has been certified as the exclusive representative of certified public school teachers.
(c) If new elections are not held after an association or labor organization is certified, the association or organization shall continue as the exclusive representative of the certified public school teachers from year to year until recognition is withdrawn or changed as provided in § 28-9.3-5.
(d) Elections shall not be held more often than once each twelve (12) months and must be held at least thirty (30) days before the expiration date of any employment contract.
(e) Where certified public school teachers have selected an exclusive bargaining representative organization, all nonmembers of the exclusive bargaining representative organization shall pay to the exclusive bargaining organization a service charge as a contribution toward the collective bargaining procedures involved in securing a contract and the administration of any collective bargaining agreement in an amount equal to the regular dues of the organization.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 146, § 1; P.L. 1975, ch. 54, § 1.)