Not everyone will get a check. Only those who are making the minimum rate in their classification or less than the (3%) first year increase. For example, if you are working as a Model Designer, the minimum rate is $51.60 at Journey level. The 3% increase will bump up the rate to $53.15/hour. If you are making less than the new minimum rate, you will receive a payment for the remaining money owed to you. These payments will take several months to calculate and distribute.