MRF Payments ‑ Eligibility:† Strikers must perform strike duties as defined by the Local to be eligible for payments from the Fund.† For eligibility purposes, a striker is defined as member of agency fee payer.
1.†††††††† Commencing on the fifteenth (15th) day of a strike, $200.00 per striker per week will be provided (subject to availability of funds) for use by the Local for strikers' assistance. Commencing on the twenty-ninth day of a strike, $300.00 per striker per week will be provided (subject to availability of funds) for use by the Local for strikersí assistance.† Payments to Locals will end on the seventh day following the conclusion of the strike.† In the event the last week of a strike is not a full week, the payments to the Locals shall be prorated.
2.†††††††† Payments may also be made on a case‑by‑case basis for victims of collective bargaining strategies, this to be determined by the Fund Director.
3.†††††††† The Defense Fund Oversight Committee will monitor the progress of the Members' Relief Fund and recommend changes in payouts when applicable.
4.†††††††† A uniform method for payout to the strikers shall be determined by the Locals for each employer group, which may be struck within each District.
5.†††††††† At the time that the Members' Relief Fund is established and funded, strikers' relief will no longer be paid directly from the current Defense Fund.† Picket line maintenance shall continue to be paid by the Defense Fund per the Defense Fund rules.