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Bargaining & Organizing

Our Organizing Team works alongside Colorado educators to build power at the state and local levels to strengthen public education.

Standing Together to Protect & Strengthen Public Education

When Colorado educators work together, we get results for our students and our profession! The Colorado Education Association is the largest union of educators in Colorado with nearly 40,000 members – and we’re growing. We’re building a movement to advocate for exceptional schools for all students in every Colorado neighborhood.

We build power at the state and local level to ensure that all students, teachers, bus drivers, food service workers, custodians, paraprofessionals, maintenance workers, security officers, parents, and our community have a voice in public education.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

CEA negotiates contracts to protect and advance students, educators and schools. We believe in bargaining for the common good, and we work with community groups to demand that corporations and the wealthy few pay their fair share so that our schools and communities have what they need to thrive.

Social Justice

CEA educates and mobilizes activists to achieve racial, social and economic justice in our public schools. We believe that the success of far too many students is held back by the color of their skin, the language they speak, their household income, their sexual orientation or gender identity, or their zip code.

We are working together to dismantle oppressive systems and structures in public schools and our education systems to ensure that all students and educators reach their full potential.

Resources from the National Education Association’s EdJustice program:

Capacity Building & Leadership Development

CEA is building a grassroots movement of educators and community allies to win on the issues we care about.

We believe that educators are natural leaders, so we organize to identify these leaders and plug them into our union work by providing support, training, mentorship, and opportunities to connect with a national network of educator activist leaders on the front lines of the movement. We help leaders lead.

Interested in getting more involved? Let us know!