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What Is My Member ID?

Trying to access AFT Member Benefits? You may need to know your Local Number and your Membership ID number. Both are listed on your membership card. If you can't find your card, you can use the member ID lookup tool from AFT by visiting If you're not sure of your local number, see a list of AFT-Maryland affiliates at

Still having trouble? Contact us at, and we can help to update your contact information, look up your member ID, request a new member card from AFT Member Services, and more. 




Collective power: As a dues-paying member of MPEC, you help build collective power for you and your colleagues across the state. In every fight for better pay, safe work environments, and respect in the workplace, we have more leverage when we have more members. When we have collective power, we can win new raises, protect our rights and benefits, and provide better services to our communities.

Defend your rights on the job: Stewards and active members who know their contract are the best way to defend and enforce our rights in the workplace. Become a dues-paying member to gain dignity and respect and stand against contract violations. 

Influence on Maryland and workplace policy: Only as a full union member can you vote or run for local union elected office, join or create your worksite Labor Management Committee (LMC), or assist in introducing favorable public employee legislation in Annapolis.    

Member benefits: As a dues-paying member, you receive no-cost benefits such as; professional liability & life insurance and a tuition-free online college program available to you and your family members. You also gain access to AFT Plus member-only benefits. This includes student loan assistance, mortgage and home services, and discounts on a wide variety of services and products like car rentals, healthy dinners, and Dell computers.


UnionPlus Member Benefits

From Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide excellent consumer Union Plus benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families. Our mission then and now is simple: to improve the quality of life for working families through our unique products and services. We believe that supporting our union members through good and bad times keeps our unions strong, so we offer unique financial assistance including strike benefits and other hardship help benefits that support union members and their families.


Trauma Counseling Benefit from AFT

AFT members work hard, now more than ever, to educate, heal, help and serve our communities. Sometimes our own stress is compounded by a personal or workplace trauma; still, we struggle to be fully present for others.

Protect Your Personal Information and Identity

During times of heightened fear and confusion, such as COVID-19, scammers are looking to gain access to your sensitive information. Most businesses will not ask for your personal information, such as PIN numbers or passcodes, via text, email, or phone call.

How To Access Member Benefits

To access your AFT Plus member benefits, you must create your AFT user login using your MPEC member number and the MPEC local union number which is 6197.

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.