AFT Membership Benefits

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With access to a wealth of opportunities and resources, the AFT has something for you.

  • Working together, we improve the quality of the services we provide to those we serve, making our institutions better and stronger.
  • By standing with our 1.6 million members, we make our voices heard on the national, state and local levels.
  • By building a union, we improve our working conditions, our benefits and our ongoing professional education.
  • We don’t simply work in a community, we work with our community to better our neighborhoods and achieve social justice for all.

As an AFT member and through involvement in your local union, you have an advantage.

  • the power to bargain
  • the power to negotiate
  • the power to change things, win improvements, and accomplish the goals that matter to you and to the people you serve

In addition, your membership comes with the following:

  • Access to exclusive member benefits and services.
  • Access to a variety of resources and information.
  • Regular communications from the AFT with award-winning, constituency-specific newsletters:
  • American Teacher
  • PSRP Reporter
  • AFT On Campus
  • Healthwire
  • Public Employee Advocate
  • PreK-12 teachers and higher education faculty and staff also receive our quarterly magazine, American Educator.