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Bargaining for the Common Good

Collective bargaining is the strongest and most empowering way to give educators a voice in advocating for great public education for every student.
Bargaining for the Common Good
AEA Bargaining for Power Conference 2019

AEA’s concept of “bargaining” is not a narrow process that focuses only on obtaining improved salaries and working conditions. Rather, bargaining involves an expanded vision that integrates public policy and organizational development. For example, effective bargaining includes achieving recognition of the local association as the representative of school district employees. It includes building a relationship in which the local association is a partner in district decision making and problem solving. Bargaining is expanding and strengthening the association’s influence.


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.