Join ISEA Today! You belong in the Union!
OUR MEMBERS CREATE MEANINGFUL CHANGE FOR EDUCATORS, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITIES
ISEA makes sure the voices of educators are actually heard. Together, we have successfully raised educator wages, improved working conditions, and supported student loan forgiveness. We can have an even stronger voice when you join us today.
I joined the union simply because it is the most effective way for laborers’ voices to be heard. I believe that there is strength in numbers and that unions allow labor to organize across industries and borders.
Making a difference
Becoming a member of the Iowa State Education Association connects you with a movement of educators and school staff supporting each other. Our union advocates for the funding and resources that you, your schools, and your students deserve. This includes:
Using Our Collective Voice:
- Salary and Benefits - Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of ISEA are fighting to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth and for your benefits such as health insurance and retirement.
- Respect - From the local school board to the state legislature, elected officials are making decisions that impact your schools — and our union has a seat at the table. ISEA members are advocating for increased funding, raising respect for all public educators, and standing in solidarity to secure fair wages for every worker in our schools.
- Collective Power - Being an educator can be stressful — but you’re not alone. ISEA members have a support system of thousands of educators and ISEA staff who live and work in your district. Together we advocate for improved working and student learning conditions. We join forces to move the issues that matter most to you and that affect your students’ lives.
- Protecting Your Rights - In addition to professional liability insurance for all members, ISEA protects and enhances educator rights by offering guidance, advice, and, if necessary, legal representation. In fact, members get access to the best team of education law experts in the state.
- Professional Development - ISEA is one of the largest providers of high-quality professional development trainings in the state. Take part in continuing education in everything from classroom management to teacher evaluations.
- Leadership Training - Do you have big dreams to help your students and school? ISEA has access to robust leadership training courses that will give you the skills to be an effective leader in your school, community, and state.
- Member Discounts - Members can improve their buying power and take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more with the Member Benefits program.
Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.
With more members like you, we’ll have a stronger voice so that we can secure real pay increases, change our workplace, and protect our rights.
ISEA is the voice of Iowa’s public school employees. Involvement in ISEA has helped me find my passion, given me voice, and honed my leadership skills. I am an active member and leader of ISEA because, as such, I work alongside other members to educate, to advocate, and to elevate the profession.