General Information and Categories
MEA-MFT membership is unified. MEA-MFT members must be members of their local bargaining unit (if one exists where they work) and one or both of our two national affiliates – NEA and AFT.
Active – Active members enjoy all governance and program rights, privileges, and benefits. Active members may also become retired members before actual retirement. In this case, they remain active and pre-retired members.
Miscellaneous –“Miscellaneous” members are active members working in places with no local affiliate. Miscellaneous members enjoy all active membership rights, privileges, and benefits.
Retired MEA-MFT – Retired members who are no longer eligible for active membership may become retired MEA-MFT members. Retired MEA-MFT members have limited rights, privileges, and benefits because of their retired status. Retired MEA-MFT members must join for life. As stated above active members may join pre-retired MEA-MFT.
Substitute – Substitute teachers who are NOT eligible for active membership may become substitute members and receive limited governance and program rights, privileges, and benefits.
Associate – Associate members have no rights and no benefits but do receive publications.
Student – Student members have limited rights and benefits and receive publications. When student members become active members they may receive a one-time-only $10 credit for each year of student membership.