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Application for Membership

I hereby apply for membership in the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, Local 59,
Education Minnesota, AFT, NEA, AFL-CIO and Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation.

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COPE Checkoff Authorization:

By choosing "yes" below, I hereby authorize the Minneapolis Board of Education to deduct from twenty (20) paychecks the sum indicated below and to forward that amount to Local 59, COPE, (Committee On Political Education). This authorization is signed freely and voluntarily with the understanding that MFT, Local 59, COPE is engaged in joint fund-raising with the AFT and AFL-CIO. The funds will be used to make political contributions and expenditures in connection with federal, state and local elections. This voluntary authorization may be revoked at any time by notifying in writing the Board of Education and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, Local 59, COPE. Contributions or donations to COPE are not deductible as charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.



 

Dues, contributions, or gifts to the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, Local 59 are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Dues paid to the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers & ESPs, Local 59 may be deductible in limited circumstances subject to various restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code, 2016.

Dues payments and contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Dues payments (or a portion) may be deductible as a miscellaneous itemized deduction. Check with your tax professional.

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC): The Education Minnesota PAC collects contributions from members and uses those contributions to help elect friends of education to public office. Annual contribution of $15 is assessed on your behalf. Unless you exercise your right to a refund, this contribution will be made on your behalf. This amount may be adjusted up or down in future fiscal years by action of the Representative Convention.

REFUND PROCEDURE: New members desiring a refund from the PAC may annually request a Refund Request Form by calling 800-652-9073 or by writing with name and mailing address to the Accounting Department. The member must mail the Refund Request Form to the Accounting Department postmarked or hand delivered within thirty (30) days of signing this application form. The Education Minnesota PAC will mail a refund check within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Refund Request Form. Only the official Refund Request Form will be accepted by the PAC. Photocopies of the form will not be accepted.

FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING & LEARNING: The Foundation supports and promotes initiatives that improve access to learning and excellence in teaching in the form of grants and training that benefit members. The Foundation requests an annual contribution of $5, which is included in your dues. Unless you exercise your right to a refund, this contribution will be made on your behalf to the Foundation.

REFUND PROCEDURE: New members desiring a refund from the Foundation may annually request a Refund Request Form by calling 800-652-9073 or by writing with name and mailing address to the Accounting Department. The member must mail the Refund Request Form to the Accounting Department postmarked or hand delivered within thirty (30) days of signing this application form. The Foundation will mail a refund check within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Refund Request Form. Only the official Refund Request Form will be accepted by the Foundation. Photocopies of the form will not be accepted.

Agreement:

It is my understanding that local dues shall be in accordance with those approved annually at the membership meeting in May. I hereby apply for membership in: Minneapolis Federation of Teachers; EDUCATION MINNESOTA; and the national AFT and NEA. I understand my membership is continuous as long as I remain actively employed.
I hereby apply for membership in my local affiliate, EDUCATION MINNESOTA, and the national AFT and NEA. I understand my membership is continuous as long as I remain actively employed. I agree to pay such annual dues as have been set unless I cancel my membership for the upcoming year no later than Aug. 31 by submitting a signed written request to my local membership chairperson or president. I understand that if I do cancel or my active membership otherwise ends, I can only continue my eligibility for field and legal assistance by maintaining an Education Minnesota reserve or retired membership.
I further understand that this membership entitles me to all publications, services, and assistance provided by the Union to its members.
By providing my phone number, I understand that EdMN/AFT/NEA, my Intermediate Organization and my local may use automated calling techniques and/or text message me on my cellular phone on a periodic basis. EdMN/AFT/NEA, my Intermediate Organization and my local will never charge for text message alerts. Carrier message and data rates may apply to such alerts.

By checking the box below, I hereby agree with and understand the above text.

Typing your full name and date in the spaces below constitutes your legal signature, verifying that all information entered on this form is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

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