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Member Organizers Grow their Unions

Growing membership is essential to having a strong union.
Published: 12/10/2021

Thanks to a grant from the National Education Association, local associations have been able to hire member organizers to help recruit and retain members in their locals. From June to November 2021, these member organizers have attended NEA organizing trainings, monthly AEA meetings, planned site leaders and site leader trainings, planned welcome back to school events to for new educators, and held one-on-one conversations with new and potential members. As of the end of October 2021, these member organizers have recruited nearly 700 new members to their union, building their local voice and power. 

Thank you to these member organizers and the great union organizing work they have done in 2021!

 

Casa Grande Elementary

Dianna Avalos and Tracy Nichols

 

Chandler EA

Linda Thomas

 

Chino Valley

Heather Roche

 

Deer Valley EA

Alison Oswald-Keene

 

Flagstaff EA

Michelle De LaRosa John

 

Florence EA 

Jodi Hekter

 

Fountain Hills EA

TJ Buckley

 

Glendale Elementary EA

Megan McCave

 

Higley EA

Jessica D’Ambrosio

 

Humboldt EA

Allison McElwee

 

Madison DCTA

Cesar Mitchell

 

Mesa EA

Davina Lyons, John Warner, and Stephanie Wong

 

Paradise Valley EA

Mary McKay

 

Phoenix Elementary CTA

Marnee Burrus

 

Prescott EA

Hilary Cannizzaro

 

Roosevelt EA

Cathy Gomez 

 

Scottsdale EA

Larissa Beckstead, Barbara Bollhoffer, and Christine Hain

 

Sierra Vista UEA

Juana Taite

 

Tempe Elementary EA

Emma Gregston

 

Tolleson Union EA

Melissa Grimsheid

 

Tucson EA

Audrey Cunneely

Wilson CTA

Aly Heusch and Kayla Yerk

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