Center for Organizing

Standing Together to Protect &
Strengthen Public Education

When Colorado educators work together, nothing can stop us! We build power locally and at the state 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 our public education. CEA is the largest union of educators in CO with over 39,000 members – and we’re growing. We’re building a movement to advocate for the schools Colorado students deserve – Join Us!

Bargaining Agreements

When we see that something is wrong or unfair, we work together to fix it by negotiating a contract to protect and advance our schools.

We believe in bargaining for the common good and work with community groups to demand that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share so that our communities have what they need to prosper. These are campaigns for investing in our communities, not just settling a union contract.

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We engage and mobilize activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.

We believe that far too many students are educated in a system where the color of their skin, the language they speak, their household income, their sexual orientation or gender identity, or their zip code ultimately determine their access to a great public school. We are working together to dismantle systems and structures of oppression to make sure that all students and educators reach their fullest potentials.

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Capacity Building
& Leadership Development

We build grassroots relationships with educators and our community allies to win on the issues we care about most.

We believe that every school has at least one natural leader working together with their colleagues every day, whether they’re elected, appointed, or neither.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.

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CEA Community Allies