Arizona Education Association

Winter 2021

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AROUND AEA WINTER 2021 | ADVOCATE 7 Member Organizers Grow their Unions Growing membership is essential to having a strong union. anks to a grant from the National Education Association, local associations have been able to hire member organizers to help recruit and retain members in their locals. From June to November, these member organizers have attended NEA organizing trainings, monthly AEA meetings, planned site leaders and site leader trainings, planned welcome back to school events to for new educators, and held one-on-one conversations with new and potential members. As of the end of October, these member organizers have recruited nearly 700 new members to their union, building their local voice and power. Casa Grande Elementary Dianna Avalos and Tracy Nichols Chandler EA Linda omas Chino Valley Heather Roche Deer Valley EA Alison Oswald-Keene Flagsta EA Michelle De LaRosa John Florence EA Jodi Hekter Fountain Hills EA TJ Buckley Glendale Elementary EA Megan McCave Higley EA Jessica D'Ambrosio Humboldt EA Allison McElwee Madison DCTA Cesar Mitchell ank you to these member organizers and the great union organizing work they have done this past year! Deer Valley Education Association Mesa EA Davina Lyons, John Warner, and Stephanie Wong Paradise Valley EA Mary McKay Phoenix Elementary CTA Marnee Burrus Prescott EA Hilary Cannizzaro Roosevelt EA Cathy Gomez Scottsdale EA Larissa Beckstead, Barbara Bollho er, and Christine Hain Sierra Vista UEA Juana Taite Tempe Elementary EA Emma Gregston Tolleson Union EA Melissa Grimsheid Tucson EA Audrey Cunneely Wilson CTA Aly Heusch and Kayla Yerk E d u c a t e E m p o w e r S t r o n g e r T o g e t h e r Mesa Education Association wecta Wilson Elementary Certified Teacher ' s Association

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