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IPACE STATEMENT: Contributions to IPACE of $30.00 may be used to support candidates for local or state office. A different amount may be established annually by IEA. These contributions are voluntary and not required as a condition of employment or membership in any organization. A refund of this amount may be obtained if written notification is given by the member to IPACE, 100 E. Edwards St., Springfield, IL 62704, prior to Dec. 31 of the current school year. IPACE refund request forms can be obtained from the IEA Government Relations Department. Contributions to IPACE are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
NEA FCPE STATEMENT: The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education (NEA Fund) collects voluntary contributions from association members which are used for political purposes, including, but not limited to, making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of friends of public education who are candidates for federal office. Only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may contribute to the NEA fund. Contributions to the NEA fund are voluntary; making a contribution is neither a condition of employment nor membership in the association, and members have the right to refuse to contribute without suffering any reprisal. Contributions to the NEA fund are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.
IEA CRISIS FUND STATEMENT: This IEA Crisis Fund provides direct financial assistance to help alleviate financial burdens incurred by members who are on strike. The IEA suggest that active members voluntarily contribute $2.00, or more, annually to the IEA Crisis Fund. Contributions to the IEA Crisis Fund are voluntary and are not required as a condition of employment or membership in any organization. You also may donate directly to the IEA Crisis Fund by visiting the IEA website at https://ieanea.org. Contributions to the IEA Crisis Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
* By providing my phone number, I understand that the National Education Association (NEA) and its affiliates, including the Illinois Education Association-NEA (IEA-NEA), the local association, NEA Member Benefits and NEA360, may use automated calling techniques and/or text message me on my cellular phone on a periodic basis. I understand I can unsubscribe from receiving such messages by contacting IEAConnect at 1-844-432-1800. The NEA, IEA-NEA, and my local association will never charge for text message alerts. Carrier message and data rates may apply to such alerts.
I want to join my fellow employees and become a member of the local association, the Illinois Education Association-NEA, and the National Education Association. I hereby request and voluntarily accept membership in these associations and agree to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of all three associations.
I hereby agree to pay the annual (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31) dues, fees and assessments established by the three associations in consideration for the services the union provides and hereby authorize my employer (including any other employer to which my employment is transferred by law or agreement) to deduct from my pay such dues, fees and assessments, as well as voluntary contributions to Illinois Political Action Committee for Education (IPACE), as these sums are annually established, and to NEA Fund for Children and Public Education (NEA FCPE), and/or voluntary contributions to IEA Crisis Fund, to forward such amounts to my local association (or IEA-NEA, if the local association is no longer affiliated with IEA-NEA). I understand that those annual amounts are subject to periodic change by the governing bodies of the associations. I authorize on a continuing basis, regardless of my membership status, the payment of those annual amounts established by the three associations through payroll deduction [or check] unless (a) I revoke this authorization in a signed writing sent to the IEA President at the following address: 100 E. Edwards St., Springfield, IL 62704 via U.S. Mail by Sept. 15 of the current membership year for which the authorization is to be cancelled or b) my employment ends.
I understand that this agreement is voluntary and is not a condition of employment and that I have the legal right to refuse to sign this agreement without suffering any reprisal.
Dues payments and contributions or gifts to IPACE, NEA FCPE and IEA Crisis Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any particular provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of other provisions in this Agreement.