I hereby request and voluntarily accept membership in the AFT Guild, Local 1931 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and its affiliates for all the membership rights, benefits, and services provided by these organizations. I agree to abide by all applicable Constitutions and Bylaws. Separately, I also authorize the Guild to act as my exclusive representative in collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment with my employer and I request and voluntarily authorize my employer to deduct from my earnings and pay over to the Guild the regular monthly dues uniformly applicable to members of the Guild. Additionally, I hereby agree to pay the monthly dues established by the Guild in consideration for the services the Guild provides. I understand that these monthly amount are subject to periodic change by the governing body of the Guild. This authorization will remain in effect and shall be irrevocable except as provided for in the Guild’s Membership Policy. I understand that union dues may not be deductible for federal income tax purposes; however, under limited circumstances, dues may qualify as a business expense.
I understand that this application and authorizations are voluntary and is not a condition of employment and that I have the legal right to refuse this agreement without suffering any reprisal.
By checking this box I hereby apply for membership in the AFT Guild, Local 1931 and I understand, and agree, to comply with the terms, conditions, and policies of the Guild delineated in the paragraphs above.