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 will receive the same AFT newsletter you got while you were a working member and you will maintain access to most AFT + member benefits. You can get even more out of your membership by becoming involved in your local, regional or state retiree chapter’s activities. First, find out if your local already has a retiree chapter or a specific retirement program—there are more than 100 chartered AFT retiree chapters nationwide. By belonging to a retiree chapter, you’ll be in good company, with almost a quarter million AFT retirees nationwide.
For more information, visit https://www.aft.org/retirement/about-aft-retirement.