Together a stronger voice for educators Become a Member
Our members impact meaningful change for educators, students, and communities
Together, we have successfully raised wages, improved working conditions, supported student loan forgiveness, and made sure the voices of educators and public employees are actually heard.
This is important to me because what I do through my union impacts my students’ lives and the resources they need."
Winning in Every State
Together we deliver real change that impact our schools and our working conditions.
We have already secured some salary increases, but educators deserve much more. With more members like you, we’ll have a stronger voice so that we can secure real pay increases and cost of living adjustments.
Improvements to Our Daily Lives
Together, we have negotiated and worked with administrators, schoolboards, and lawmakers from both political parties to:
- Win dedicated planning time.
- Protect us from mandates for additional work on nights and weekends.
- Get schools to hire more staff to reduce class sizes and avoid understaffing.
NEA members receive comprehensive benefits like:
- Liability insurance and legal representation to protect us from false or unfair accusations.
- Professional learning opportunities.
- Resources to help us navigate student loan forgiveness.
I’m a proud union member because it provides us with better training, better teachers, and better service for students."
When educators are heard, respected, and given the resources we need, we can give students our very best.
Together, We Are a Union
As part of the largest labor union in the country, with almost three million members, we work together to ensure that educators and public employees have a stronger voice.
It is legal to join in every state! We regularly meet with school administrators, school boards, and lawmakers from both parties to advocate for higher wages, better benefits, and improved working conditions for educators.
Students are the underdogs here. And this is precisely why the union must do its work—we must take up their interests and speak for them."
Active Education Support Professional (ESP)/Classified
Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP)
Public Service Employee
The NEA/AEA has helped me understand that becoming a teacher and leader is a journey that one doesn’t have to walk alone."