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Your Rights & Workplace

Your Rights & Workplace

We need the working conditions to succeed now—and ensure the next generation of educators joins us.
We believe in taking collective action to ensure the collective good. When we raise our voices, we help every educator get the support they need to join, stay, and thrive in our profession.
We need and deserve fair salaries and benefits. We need and deserve safe workplaces that respect who we are and what we bring to our students. We need and deserve the right to demand change. Let’s redefine the workplace—together.

Navigating COVID-19

AEA's General Counsel and other experts detail your rights and protections as an educator during the pandemic.

Fair Pay & Benefits

Fair pay and fair benefits ensure the best and brightest can join and stay in our profession–for that’s what our communities deserve.

Inclusive Workplaces

When our educators are safe, welcome, and included, they can focus on educating our students. Here's what you need to know to about equity and the law at work.

Bargaining & Educator Voice

Collective bargaining and advocacy enable all stakeholders to work together so that students, educators, and the community benefits. It also gives Association members a genuine voice in their workplace, helping to ensure educator rights, fair compensation and benefits, retirement security, and enhanced, safe conditions for student learning.
Vanessa Jimenez, Phoenix Union CEA President
I joined the union to be part of something bigger than myself. I think being a member is important because I’m not alone when I advocate. We can all get more done with a group of 10 or 50,000 when we support each other to reach a common goal and we share and gain knowledge from each other.
Quote by: Vanessa Jimenez, Phoenix Union Classified Employees Association President
NEA RA 2019

Your community is waiting.

Free and open to all, NEA’s edCommunities is a place for teachers, parents, school support professionals, community supporters, and AEA members to find and share ideas and resources.

Are you an affiliate?

Find out how AEA provides resources and opportunities for our local affiliates.

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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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association 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.