I support having union representation at The Beacon-News, The Courier-News, The Naperville Sun, or The Daily Southtown, and designate The NewsGuild-CWA as my collective bargaining representative.



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Signature Date: 07/24/2024


I hereby assign to the Chicago NewsGuild-CWA, Local 34071, and authorize the Employer to deduct weekly from any salary earned or to be earned by me as an employee, an amount equal to Guild initiation fees, dues and assessments as certified by the Treasurer of the Guild starting in the first week in the month following the date of this assignment. I further authorize and request the Employer to remit the amount deducted to the Chicago NewsGuild-CWA, Local 34071 on a monthly basis.

This assignment and authorization shall remain in effect until revoked by me, but shall be irrevocable for a period of one year from the date appearing below or until the termination of the contract between yourself and the Guild, whichever occurs sooner. I further agree and direct that this assignment and authorization shall be continued automatically and shall be irrevocable for successive periods of one year each or for the period of each succeeding applicable contract between the Employer and the Guild, whichever period shall be shorter, unless written notice of its revocation is given by me to the Employer and to the Guild by registered mail not more than thirty (30) days and not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of each period of one year, or of each applicable contract between the Employer and the Guild, whichever occurs sooner. Such notice of revocation shall become effective for the calendar month following the calendar month in which the Employer receives it.

This assignment and authorization is voluntarily made in order to pay my equal share of the Guild's costs of operation and is not conditioned on my present or future membership in the Guild.

This assignment and authorization supersedes all previous assignments and authorizations heretofore given by me in relation to Guild initiation fees, dues and assessments.

I agree to save the Beacon-News, The Courier-News, Naperville Sun, Daily Southtown and the Chicago Tribune Company, LLC harmless against any and all claims and liability for or on account of the deductions made from my salary or other earnings and remitted to the Chicago NewsGuild-CWA, Local 34071 pursuant to the terms of this authorization.

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  • I request and accept membership in the The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA);
  • I authorize The NewsGuild-CWA to be my representative in collective bargaining with my employer The Beacon-News, The Courier-News, The Naperville Sun, or The Daily Southtown.