Please check out a new page posted here on Independent Teachers with information specific to how Colorado teachers can explore adopting the local only union option for their school district.
The annual cost of full-time membership in the teachers union depends on the school district in which you work. For 2008-09, each full-time member pays $363 to the Colorado Education Association and $158 to the National Education Association headquarters. The local portion of union dues vary by location. Here is a sample of the TOTAL dues costs for 2008-09:
- Westminster (Adams 50): $812
- Aurora: $735
- Littleton: $726
- Jefferson County: $725
- Lewis Palmer: $712
- Canon City: $708
- Academy 20: $707
By comparison, members of the Douglas County Federation of Teachers (Colorado’s largest local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers) pay $431 in dues for 2008-09.
Annual membership to join the Professional Association of Colorado Educators is $180.
Annual membership to join Christian Educators Association International is $139.