I recognize the need for a strong union and believe everyone represented by our union should pay their fair share to support our union’s activities. I here- by request and authorize my employer to deduct from my earnings and to pay to SEIU HCPA an amount equal to the regular monthly dues and initiation fees uniformly applicable to members of SEIU HCPA. This authorization shall remain in effect and shall be irrevocable unless I revoke it by sending written notice via U.S. mail to both the employer and SEIU HCPA during the period not less than thirty (30) days and not more than forty-five (45) days before the annual anniversary date of this agreement or the date of termination of the applicable contract between the employer and SEIU HCPA, which- ever occurs sooner. This authorization shall be automatically renewed as an irrevocable check-off from year to year unless I revoke it in writing during the window period, even if I have resigned my membership in SEIU. Contributions or gifts to SEIU Local SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.