July 17, 2024
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Welcome to Local 500!     

If you are not currently a member of AFM Local 500 and would like to join: 

Step 1 - Fill out an application 
- Click the "Join" button in the upper right-hand corner of the website. Be sure to fill out ALL of the information - this is your application to join.  

Step 2 - Pay Initiation Fees & Membership Dues via the  Online Store
- Initiation Fees: Since you are joining AFM Local 500 for the first time, you need to pay the one-time $20 Local Initiation Fee (LIF). If you have never been a member of any AFM Local before, you also need to pay the one-time $65 Federal Initiation Fee (FIF).
- Membership Dues: It is strongly preferred that all members pay dues up to the current calendar year - this significantly streamlines work in the office. If you are joining mid-year and paying the full balance of the remainder of the calendar year would be financially difficult, paying dues quarterly is an option. Dues cannot be prorated less than one-quarter of a year. Dues rates are as follows:

Regular Membership Dues, 1 year: $110
Regular Membership Dues, 6 months: $57
Regular Membership Dues, 3 months: $28.50
Life Membership Dues, 1 year: $60
* Life Membership is achieved after 30 years of AFM membership and at 65 years of age.

Step 3 - The Secretary-Treasurer will review your application and payments. If everything looks good, you will receive a receipt and membership card in the mail within 30 days. If there are issues with your application or dues, you will receive an email at the email address used

If you are currently a member of AFM Local 500 and would like to create your member profile on our website: 

Step 1 -  Click the "Join" button in the upper right-hand corner of the website. Since you are already a member, all of your application information is already on file. You only need to fill out a username, password, name, and email. If you have changed addresses or would like to update your contact information, you can fill out more information.

Step 2 - The Secretary-Treasurer will review your information to update your contact info, if necessary, and make sure you are up-to-date on dues. If all looks good, you will not receive a notification but will have access to the website. If there are issues, you will receive an email.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page or email contact@afm500.org
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