I request and voluntarily accept membership in Colorado WINS Local 1876 and its successors and assigns (collectively “Colorado WINS Local 1876”). This means I will receive the benefits and abide by the obligations of membership set forth in both Colorado WINS Local 1876's and the Service Employees International Union's Constitutions and Bylaws. I authorize Colorado WINS Local 1876 to act as my representative in collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and other terms/conditions of employment with my employer, and as my exclusive representative where authorized by law. My membership will be continuous, unless I resign by providing notice to Colorado WINS Local 1876 via U.S. mail (or other method if permitted by Colorado WINS Local 1876's policies). I know that union membership is voluntary and not a condition of employment, and that I can decline to join without reprisal.
Yes! I want to hold politicians accountable to working families and I know we can only do that if we stand together. I hereby authorize my employer to withhold the indicated amount per month to forward to Colorado WINS Local 1876 and its successors and assigns (hereinafter “Colorado WINS Local 1876") as a contribution to SEIU Committee on Political Education (“SEIU COPE”) and AFT Committee on Political Education (“AFT COPE”). My signature shows that I agree with the terms below.
This authorization is made voluntarily based on my specific understanding that: 1) I am not required to sign this form or make voluntary contributions to SEIU COPE or AFT COPE as a condition of my employment or membership in the union; 2) I may refuse to contribute without reprisal; 3) Under law, only union members and executive / administrative staff who are U.S. Citizens or lawful permanent residents are eligible to contribute to SEIU COPE or AFT COPE; 4) The contribution amounts on this form are merely suggestions, and I may contribute more or less by this or other means without fear of favor or disadvantage from SEIU or my employer; 5) SEIU COPE and AFT COPE uses the money it receives for political purposes – including, but not limited to, making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of candidates for federal, state, and local offices – and addressing political issues of public importance; (6) I understand that my contribution will be allocated 75% to SEIU COPE and 25% to AFT COPE, and that I am free to change this allocation by informing Colorado WINS in writing; and (7) I understand that AFT COPE may engage in joint fundraising efforts with the AFL-CIO; ; and (8) this authorization shall remain in effect until revoked by me in writing via U.S. mail to Colorado WINS Local 1876.