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ESP Membership Application Form

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


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, 2014.


It is my understanding that 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 understand that if my active membership ends, I can continue my eligibility for field and legal assistance by purchasing an education Minnesota reserve or retired membership at that time. I also understand that if I fail to do so, I will have a one-year grace period to purchase a qualifying membership if I can show I did not receive information about this requirement when my active membership ended. I agree to pay such annual dues as have been set unless I cancel my membership at the end of any membership year by submitting a signed written resignation to my local membership chairperson or president. I further understand that this membership entitles me to all publications, services, and assistance provided by the Union to its members.

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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