I voluntarily authorize .05 % portion of my working dues to be contributed to the Western Pennsylvania Political Action Fund (WPLPAF). Foreign nationals may not contribute. I understand that the signing of this authorization and the making of payments to WPLPAF are not conditions of membership in the Union or of employment with any Employer, and that I have a right to refuse to sign this authorization to contribute to WPLPAF without reprisal and WPLPAF will use the money it receives to make political expenditures and contributions in connection with federal, state and local elections. I also understand that any amount of contribution discussed is a suggested guideline; that I am free to contribute more or less than this amount by any lawful means other than this check-off and that the Union cannot favor or disadvantage me because of the amount of my contribution or my decision not to contribute.
Federal law requires the Union to use its best efforts to collect the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of every individual whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Dues and fees to your local union and contributions to WPLPLAF are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.