We are the CEA—the largest labor union in Colorado, led by educators for educators. We use our collective voice to champion educators, uplift the students we serve, and strengthen the communities we call home.
We are Stronger Together.
What is a Union?
A labor union is an organization created by workers who join together and use their strength and collective voice in the workplace. Through the largest union for educators in Colorado, the Colorado Education Association (CEA), educators can engage in negotiations with school districts, leveraging their collective power on matters such as wages, benefits, workplace health and safety, job training, and other issues related to their work.
CEA Member Benefits
Being a union member means you have someone standing up for you, so that you can focus on what you do best – educating and supporting students. When we stand together as members of a strong union, we have a seat at the table to fight for students, good working conditions, and the salaries and benefits educators deserve.
As a union member, you have access to a wealth of resources – from rich professional learning and growth opportunities to legal representation and assistance pertaining to your employment rights. In addition, NEA Member Benefits provides discounts on quality products and services that help with many of the financial needs of CEA members.
Strength in your Union
By standing united, you and your colleagues stay strong and have a powerful collective voice that cannot be ignored. We are powerful. That’s why we’re a target. Education is the last great frontier. It’s an opportunity for big business to try to privatize education and make money off of our students and our public schools.
It's Time for our fully funded era
As educators, we are unwavering in our commitment to our students, their learning, well-being, and potential, no matter their race, gender, or background. Many students are being denied these opportunities because our schools are underfunded and under-resourced.
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“Being a part of my union means my coworkers and I can have a seat at the table to the respect we deserve.”
Elevate, Empower, Enrich!
CEA provides high-quality, educator-led professional development fostering educator growth, enhancing professional practice, promoting student success and excellence, and cultivating a sense of community among educators across Colorado. Additionally, we prioritize mental health services to ensure the well-being of both educators and students.
Teaching is tough business – so don’t go it alone. CEA’s innovative online learning platform, COpilot, delivers relevant resources to give you a professional edge so you can help every student thrive. Online courses are fully blended and facilitated by your colleagues, and COpilot’s built-in social network forum, COnnect, gives you a place to meet, greet and create with other Colorado educators. We can all use a COpilot to soar higher and go further in our profession. Register for a Class Today! https://ceacopilot.org/
Mental Health Supports
In partnership with the University of Colorado, our members have access to the Colorado Educator Mental Health and Support Services program, offering free educators group therapy sessions, workshops, individual support sessions, and online programs. Learn more about mental health supports here: https://coloradoeducatorsupport.com/
Leading up to Thanksgiving, let’s make a difference by acknowledging the incredible work of educators. Your words of thanks can brighten someone’s day and inspire a culture of appreciation in the education community.! Challenge those you’ve tagged to keep the gratitude flowing by nominating others each day. 🦃📚 #CEAGratitudeChallenge #WeAreCEA
Urgent Action, Lasting Impact: CEA’s Statement on the 2023 Special Session and Public Education Funding
Today, Governor Jared Polis called for a Special Session to address the escalating property taxes in our state. The following statement can be attributed to Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the Colorado Education association: