About OEA

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union that represents about 44,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).

OEA members are affiliated with Local Associations, which bargain their work contract with support from OEA staff. Local Associations also collaborate with local school districts, community colleges, school boards, and community leaders to provide the basic right of great public education to every student.

Who We Represent

Over the course of its 100-year-plus history, the Oregon Education Association has grown to become the strongest advocate for educators in the state – with 44,000 members strong.

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Mission, Vision & Core Values

The mission of the Oregon Education Association is to unite the public education profession and advocate for those professionals to ensure quality public education for students in Oregon.

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Our Commitment to Equity

We’re on a journey to address equity and racial justice in our union and our schools.

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OEA Leadership

Connect with your OEA Leaders, and learn about opportunities to become more involved with your union, such as joining an OEA Committee or Task Force.

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Governing Documents

Access all OEA Governing Documents by logging in as an OEA member to NEA’s EdCommunities platform.

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Become a Member

Join the union today!

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