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Top 10 Reasons to Join

There are many reasons to join your union, but here are the top ten.
Published: April 4, 2022

Top 10 Reasons to Join AEA


Students Are Our Number One Reason

We believe every child deserves a free, quality, public education, regardless of ZIP code.
Join Our Movement

There Is Power in Numbers

Join the largest professional association in Arizona and add your voice to over 3 million members nationwide.
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Take Charge of Your Career

AEA offers many professional development opportunities and grant resources to help you advance in your career.

AEA Is There Fighting for You

When you need an advocate before the school board, at the bargaining table, or at the Capitol, AEA is there for you.
AEA member Hugo Arreola speaking at NEA Dream Act press event at the U.S. Capitol with Members of Congress on October 25, 2017.

AEA Is Your Voice

Through AEA you have a voice in decisions about your working conditions, salary, benefits, class sizes, and professional growth.
Aspiring Educator Join


Connect with others like you with your passion for public education in your building and across the state at AEA events and online.
Request to Speak


AEA's leaders and lobbyist advocates for education funding and legislation to improve and protect your profession.
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Knowledge Is Power

AEA is your best resource for education news through our magazine, newsletters, website, and online social networks.
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AEA’s Advocacy Help Desk

AEA's attorney and $1 million liability insurance provide you with the support you need when you need it.
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Exclusive Benefits

AEA membership provides exclusive discounts and savings on many benefits and services.

Join Us

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.