Arizona Education Association

Advocate Fall 2012

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VOICE YOUR VIEWS AEA Victory for Public School EmPloyEES This past spring, Arizona public school employees received refunds from the state and a reduction in their ASRS contribution rate. This extra money is a direct result of the AEA's legal and legislative victories in stopping Arizona's Way to fight for us Andrew, Doug, Jennifer, and whoever else I should thank! Marty Bruneau AEA Retired member Thank you all for your hard work and for the victory! Mary Chambers Mingus Union EA member Nice job, Andrew. Thanks for your hard work. Fran Tate Tucson EA member leaders from reducing over 200,000 public school employees' salaries in order to fill last year's budget deficit. Read the story on page 10. Below are comments from members on this huge win for public school employees: Woo hoo, thanks AEA! Kelly Jensen Dysart EA member Thank you for fighting for this. It also affects my son who is a state employee, but not a teacher. Linda Zello AEA Retired member This is good news! Teresa Daza Campbell, Ph.D. Pima Community College EA member What are AEA dues dollars doing for its members? This is what! Ricki Gribble Yuma Elementary EA member All my KUSD friends need to belong. AEA uses dues to get work done! Beth Weisser Kingman EA member THANKS!!!!! Anne Paske Phoenix Union CTA member AEA cElEbrAting 120 yEArS I first joined AEA/NEA as a student at ASC/ASU in 1958. As a teacher NEA made an offer to join NEA Life for $25 a year for 10 years, I did. What a good deal. Over the years I've been a Delegate to 5 NEA Representative Assemblies. I chaired the Credentials committee and served on several AEA committees, I served two times as President of the Roosevelt CTA. In 1996 with the offer of a buyout I retired after 37 years of teaching in the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix. I'm now a Retired member that volunteers at one of my grandson's school. This is my 50 years+ of AEA/NEA history –highlights. Paul Martin (standing in photo) AEA Retired member Write us! Readers are encouraged to state opinions or make comments in letters that will be considered for publication in this column. The editor reserves the right to edit lengthy letters representing a balance of viewpoints. Generally, letters will not be published without the names of their writers and local associations. Send letters to: "Member Talk," AEA Advocate, 345 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Email: AEA Advocate ❘ Fall 2012 5 MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK M EMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK

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