By my signature, I request and accept membership in the local organization named above, the New York State United Teachers (“NYSUT”) and its national affiliates, the National Education Association (“NEA”), American Federation of Teachers (“AFT”), and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (“AFL-CIO”), where applicable. I accept the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of union membership.
By my signature, I also request and authorize my employer to deduct an amount equal to the regular monthly dues uniformly applicable to members of the local organization named above.
I understand that union dues, contributions or gifts to the above named local are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses or on other bases expressly provided by state or federal law, such as New York State Tax Law section 615(d)(5).