Benefits to Union Membership

On top of the benefits and supports inherent to the structure of our Union (check out our Cost Savings Calculator), Full Members and Associate Members* enjoy the following:

    • Participation in General Membership Meetings (GMMs), Caucuses, and Committees, where official business occurs alongside opportunities for fellowship—with free food and beverages
    • Voting in leadership elections, resolutions, changes to the budget and bylaws, and – above all – ratifying our contract with the university
    • Free GTFF swag like t-shirts, hats, buttons, stickers, and koozies
    • Invitations to social events
    • Access to the GTFF office equipment, including the computer, printer, copier, and fax machine
    • Local discounts
    • Member discounts from our parent unions, AFT and AFL-CIO:
        • 15% off on most AT&T Wireless plans
        • PDX airport parking
        • Portland Art Museum
        • Up to 25% off car rental
        • Hotel discounts

* If you are currently not a GE, but have been or plan on receiving a GE position in the coming term, consider becoming an Associate Member.

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