Member Referral Program
NOTE: This program is no longer active within FCFT.
Member recruitment is essential in helping the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers live out its Mission. To assist in fulfilling our Mission, FCFT provides referral bonuses to qualified members who successfully refer applicants for membership in eligible positions. We welcome and encourage our members to refer their colleagues for union membership. If the referred individual submits an application and lists you as a referral you will receive a referral bonus.
Frequently asked questions
What is my reward for referring members to FCFT?
Every school year we encourage members to recruit their colleagues for FCFT membership. For the first member you refer to the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers you will qualify for a $25 Amazon gift card. For every fifth member you refer to the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers you will qualify for a $75 Amazon gift card. You must be an active member to qualify. Once your referred member fulfills 6 months of membership, your referral reward will be processed, and you can anticipate receiving the reward within 30 days of the semi-annual distribution dates.
Why would I want to make a member referral?
A: Your union can't fight this fight with just a few paid staff! Unions are always built on the strength of their membership. When we work together, this collective force translates into the power to make changes in your school for the better.
Who is eligible to receive a referral reward?
A: All current and active members of the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers.
Are there any team members not eligible for this program?
What do I need to advise my referral to ensure my name is listed as the referring team member on their application?
A: The referred applicant must list the name of the referring member as the source of referral when first completing an application for membership with the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers.
How do I alert Fairfax County Federation of Teachers that I have a member referral?
A: The membership application, shown below. Must be completed and signed by the new member applying for membership and they must list the referring member at the bottom of the application.
Is there a limit to the number of referrals I can submit?
A: No. There is no limit to the number of referrals you can submit. However, we only have a referral reward for the first member recruited and then every fifth member recruited.
How long before I can receive referral reward?
A: Once your referred member fulfills 6 months of membership, your referral reward will be processed, and you can anticipate receiving the reward within 30 days of the semi-annual distribution dates.
When are the semi-annual distribution dates?
A: Referral reward’s will be processed semi-annually; Fall – End of November and Spring – End of May. We will mail the reward to your most recent home address. If we have your reward ready you may come to our office and pick it up if you pre-schedule a pickup time. Referred members must fulfill 6 months of membership before your referral will be processed.
Can another member submit my same referral?
A: The referral program prevents duplicate submissions and will be assigned to the referring member who hits the system first.
I have a question regarding my referral reward. Who may I call?
A: Contact the FCFT office at (703) 451-6840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.