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Join Your Union

As an educator joining your union is a critical part of your drive for student success and professional excellence. Becoming a member lets you take ownership of your profession and have a voice in the decisions that affect your students and your career.

Joining your local union connects you to a national movement of educators 4-million members strong. Use the form below to contact your local union and join today!

There are many good reasons to join your union and the 145,000 members of the Florida Education Association, including:

  • A voice on the job: Acting alone we can only do so much. But being active and engaged in your union gives you a powerful, collective voice about the future of teaching and learning.
  • Respect: Educators in Florida join their union because they want respect and the right to continually improve their professional practice.
  • Strength in numbers: Union members negotiate local contracts covering nearly every aspect of their work lives and take collective action for their students, schools and communities.
  • Your local union membership includes membership in the Florida Education Association as well as our two national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA).

Q&As for Florida Educators

Common questions about school closures, testing, students with IEPs, evaluations, certifications and more. Updated 3/31.

Digital Learning Resources for Educators and Parents

Resources for engaging students during the school closure

FEA Statewide Town Hall on COVID-19 

Video and transcript of March 25 town hall on the impact of coronavirus on Florida’s public education system.

Q&As and Resources for Parents

Common questions and resources for parents — including links for meals for students in need.

Advocacy Updates for
COVID-19

Ways for members to take action to protect students, educators, healthcare professionals and working people.

Member Benefit Resources and Links

Overview of the additional resources our benefit partners are providing to help members deal with the COVID pandemic. Updated 4/20 with Student Loan Forgiveness information.

AFL-CIO Survival Guide for Unemployment

A PDF guide for working people facing unemployment.

FAQs about the Legislature’s Salary Plan

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Will I receive a raise next school year?

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Our voices were heard: Campuses remain closed, safety comes first

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Best and Brightest Program Settlement

Article updated April 21, 2020 with new information. In 2017, the FEA filed a lawsuit against the Department and Florida’s school districts and other special districts in the federal court…

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Nationwide and in Florida, we celebrate our public schools

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FEA calls for education experts and stakeholders, medical professionals to guide reopening

TALLAHASSEE — ­ Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram emailed the following letter to…

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FEA calls on governor to keep schools closed, continue distance learning

This letter from FEA President Fedrick Ingram was sent to the office of Florida Gov. Ron…

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The College of the Florida Keys Faculty Vote to Unionize

KEY WEST, Fla.  — Faculty at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) have spoken…

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Once again, you spoke and Tallahassee listened.

All Temporary and Professional certificates that would have expired June 30, 2020 are extended to December 31, 2020 to allow teachers to complete certification courses and tests.

Read a PDF of Commissioner Corcoran’s full Emergency Order granting the extension.