AFT members who retire are ensured a lifelong membership in the national union as soon as their local union updates their status from “working” to “retired, active” in its membership reports to the AFT.
As a retired AFT national member, you should be receiving the same AFT periodical you got while you were a working member. You also maintain access to most AFT + member benefits.
New membership cards were sent to all members and retirees begining in January of 2010. If you did not received your card by April 30, 2010, you may contact AFT membership at 888/238-5646 for assistance.
If you have not already done so, create an account at the AFT website, using the membership number found on your AFT membership card, for access to exclusive benefits and resources.
You may also use your AFT account to update your address, email and other information to make sure you do not miss important information from the AFT, AFT Michigan and Local organization.
Go to the Member Log In page at AFT to validate your membership card, or for more information. If you need assistance, or if you do not have an AFT Membership Card, contact the AFT Membership Department.
You may also choose to receive the AFT Michigan Retiree Bulletin email. Go to the Retiree Bulletin page for more information, or signup now. You will receive occasional email from AFT Michigan about pension laws, benefits, current legislation and other information of interest to Michigan retirees.
If you have questions about your membership, or any other aspect of your retirement, please contact the AFT Michigan Retirees at any time.