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Joining MEA-MFT is one of the best investments you can make in your career and your future!
We welcome your membership.

How to join

  • For active public service and education employees, please contact our headquarters office for information on joining MEA-MFT.

  • To join MFPE Retired (for retired public employees and educators k-higher education), click here. OR sign up for electronic funds transfer here.

  • For a substitute teacher membership form, click here

  • To join Student MEA-MFT (for college students studying to become K-12 teachers), click here for information

Membership: What's in it for you?


Professional development

  • High-quality statewide and local conferences and workshops on a wide variety of timely topics designed to help you in your career.

  • Leadership at local, state, and national levels in promoting high standards of excellence in public education and public service.

  • Publications and research to keep you informed on professional issues in your field.

  • Leadership training.

 Securing professional wages and benefits

  • Professional, experienced MEA-MFT staff to assist in collective bargaining for salaries and benefits that honor the important work you do.

 Protecting you, your career, your family

  • MEA-MFT staff to help members resolve work-related problems such as grievances, dismissals, workers compensation, and retirement.

  • Assistance to local units in negotiating and maintaining contracts that protect members' rights, working conditions, and salaries.

  • Low-cost, high-quality insurance to help you protect yourself, your family, home, and valuables.

 Your voice in issues that affect you

  •  Year-round advocacy for members in policy decisions that affect you and your job. 

Building community support

  • Year-round efforts to showcase the important, high-quality work our members do through advertising, presentations, and news articles. 

Other member services

  • Special discounts designed to save members hundreds of dollars on services such as home financing, no-fee, low-rate credit cards, financial planning assistance, low-cost car and home insurance, and much more. Click here to learn more about these special benefits.

  • An opportunity to participate in a representative, member-driven, grassroots organization.

Membership types: Learn more about MEA-MFT membership types.