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We are speaking up together for our students, our communities and ourselves. Become a member today and add your voice!
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AEA Members Are Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Arizona Education Association (AEA) is more than 20,000 people—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.
Marisol Garcia
Together, we are the single most effective voice fighting for public education in the state. Together, we are taking on institutional racism and breaking down the barriers preventing equal opportunities for our students. Together, we are making great public schools for our children.
Quote by: Marisol Garcia, AEA President

Our best hope for student success is you

Your passion and commitment are crucial to helping all students—of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds—learn, grow, and fulfill their potential. Here’s how you can get started...
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Join your union for a voice in your workplace

As a union member, you're able to join forces with your colleagues and ensure your voice is heard - at your school, in your district and beyond. Learn more.
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Show up and make a difference

Advocacy days at the capitol, rallies, town hall meetings - there's always something happening at AEA. Join us for an upcoming event and make your voice heard. See upcoming events.
Advocating for Change

Advocate for change

As an AEA member, you have a voice at the Arizona state capitol. Together, we advocate, organize and build power to turn our priorities into a reality. Learn more.
Build Your Career

Build your career and find opportunities to lead

Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 125 years. Take charge of your career. AEA offers many professional development opportunities and resources to help you advance. Learn more.

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Check out opportunities and benefits available to all AEA members!
Our Journey

Our journey began more than a century ago. Yours starts now.

We’ve spent decades working for students and educators—but, there’s still more to do. Like our progress during the civil rights and women’s rights movements, we need to dig in and speak up for the students and educators who are still facing inequality every day.

Let's Get Real

Let's Bring Real Change

Let's Get Real

Educators need to be at the table when decisions are made that affect us, our colleagues and our students.

Let's Bring Real Change

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No one understands the challenges facing schools better than educators. We are the ones spending long hours there every day! By being part of your union, you can help push forward solutions, whether that's at your workplace, in your school district, or at the Arizona State Capitol.
— Marisol Garcia, AEA President
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Low salaries, underfunded classrooms and a lack of respect are causing far too many educators to leave Arizona or the profession. Our students and colleagues deserve better!

Let's Bring Real Change

Hugo Arreola
Education justice means that every student in the public education system has enough resources, has enough opportunities to focus on education. It means that teachers are paid enough, that we have enough counselors, and that support staff are making enough so they don’t have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck.
— Hugo Arreola, Phoenix Union Classified Employees Association, Computer Lab Technician
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What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, fact sheets, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

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Become part of the movement improving public education and advocating for better salaries. Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our schools, our students, and ourselves.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the labor union for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.