Why join your professional association/union? There are so many reasons:

Members value and advocate for educator voice in decisions that directly impact our work with students.

By joining together with other professionals, your voice becomes stronger and contributes to the greater good.

It is through DCTA that we negotiate our professional contract every 3 years.

Our latest collective bargaining agreement prioritizes educator workload because of the work we put in ahead of negotiations.

Outside special interest groups have the power of big money. We have the power of commUNITY.

Member dues contribute to statewide advocacy through the Colorado Education Association, and nationwide advocacy through the National Education Association.

Solidarity is a powerful force to counterbalance a heavy workload and impending burnout.

You show your values by contributing to the greater good; you recognize the importance of the Labor Movement in our world.

We work together to find solutions.