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Why should I join the union?

As a union, we’re able to win improvements and higher standards in our workplaces, in our school districts, and in our communities. Our strength in numbers gives us the power to protect our rights and advocate for quality public education, higher education, and public services.

Free college for OFT members

Yes, it's true - free college. OFT members can enroll in Eastern Gateway Community College's online distance-learning program with no costs for tuition, fees or e-texts. Credits earned can be transferred to a four-year college. 

Tom Mooney Scholarship

Have a child whose college plans are to study education, history, labor studies or political science? He or she could be a Mooney Scholar. Applications for 2019 are due April 24

AFT PLUS Member Benefits

AFT PLUS is the name of the member benefit programs available to AFT members and their families. Many of the programs are provided through Union Privilege, the benefit arm of the AFL-CIO; others are unique to AFT and are coordinated directly through AFT PLUS. Explore the site and learn more about the savings and services available to you as a union member.

Click here to learn more about AFT PLUS Member Benefits.