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Whether this is your first year as an educator, or you’re a veteran public school employee, you are contributing to the education of Alaska students. NEA-Alaska members are the strongest advocates for our public schools, our professions, and the children of Alaska. Becoming a member of our association means you will always have a voice, a seat at the table, and a community of fellow educators to support you. Join us today.

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The Value of Membership

Salary and Benefits

Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of NEA-Alaska are the premiere advocates fighting to ensure you receive a competitive wage. This also means stopping legislative cuts to your benefits such as health insurance and retirement.


From the local school board to the state legislature, elected officials are making decisions that impact your schools — join our union and be a part of the discussion. NEA-Alaska members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students in Alaska. We’re fighting against the standardized test regime, raising the need for fair evaluations, and standing in solidarity to secure fair wages and benefits for every worker in our schools.


Being an educator can be stressful — but you’re not alone. NEA-Alaska members have a support system of thousands of educators and NEA-Alaska staff who live and work in your district. Whether you’re a new teacher who needs advice on a difficult classroom or a food service worker that’s pushing back against student lunch debt – our union members are here to provide support, experience, and their voices to your needs.

Professional Development

NEA-Alaska 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? NEA-Alaska has access to robust leadership training courses that will give you the skills to be an effective leader in your school, community, and state.

Legal Protection

Members get access to the best team of education law experts in the state. Having our liability insurance makes sure that NEA-Alaska has you covered.

Member Discounts

Members can take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more.

NEA-Alaska Member Advantages

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Professional Matters
Jump Start National Board Certification.
Professional Development Opportunities at local, state, and national levels.
Annual subscription for up to three 500-level Post-Baccalaureate PD Credit courses for $225 per year.
Legal Services
Wage and hour complaints.

If approved by NEA-Alaska Management

Certification disciplinary hearing, representation at statutory adverse employment action hearings, and related legal assistance.

If approved by NEA-Alaska Management

PTPC (Professional Teaching Practices Commission) Representation.
$1 million legal liability coverage (EEL).
Reimbursement for legal fees/costs or defense of criminal proceeding arising out of employment if exonerated.
Discounted Personal Legal services from participating attorneys.
Two 30-minute attorney consultations annually.
Discharge arbitrations.

Only if allowed under CBA and approved by local association.

Only if allowed under CBA and approved by local association.

Association Activities
Eligible to attend local association meetings and social functions.
Ability to attend local, state and regional NEA- Alaska conferences, briefings and trainings.
Voting privileges (contract ratification, officers, etc).
Eligible to hold elected office at local, state, and national levels.
Eligible to attend meetings to discuss contract grievances concerning the individual.
Contractural Rights
Grievances up to arbitration.

If local association is in support.

If local association is in support.

Arbitration of a grievance.

If local association is in support.

If local association is in support.

From NEA Member Benefits
NEA Term Life Insurance at no cost
Home Financing
Student Loans
Personal Loans
NEA Academy Online learning
NEA Click and Save Discounts
NEA Auto Purchase Program
NEA ID Theft protection
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Become A Member Today!

Be a part of the largest advocacy group for public schools, students, and educators in Alaska. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for our next generation of educators.

Joining NEA-Alaska has never been easier. Complete your application today.

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Need help joining NEA-Alaska?

Contact an NEA-Alaska staff member for assistance. Active Professional/Certified and Active ESP/Classified Educators can join through our main membership portal.

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Why do I support NEA-Alaska?

"I joined the NEA because I wanted to be a part of a collective voice. I think that there are a lot of great ideas for public education, but without having a strong backing and a strong support network for that, you wouldn’t be able to make anything happen."
Tabitha Lalonde, Teacher, Selawik
"I'm a heating and plumbing specialist for the Lower Kuskokwim School District. If there's no heat, water, or sanitation running, there’s no school. I have to make sure that everything is running smoothly. Being a member of NEA is important and a good learning experience for me, and I think it helps the kids a lot."
Samuel Jackson Jr., ESP, Bethel
"I wouldn’t be here if my district didn’t have a strong union supporting fellow teachers and our students. They do everything from ensuring safety and quality living conditions for rural teachers as well as ensuring we have pay and benefits to recruit and retain quality educators."
Corey Shephard, Teacher, Kotzebue