Join the Union!

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If you’re interested in strengthening your voice at the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas, join Local 965.

Why join this union?

Not ready to sign up? Then sign up just for our email list.

Prospective members of UA-Fayetteville Education Association/Local 965-Arkansas Education Association-National Education Association now can join online. Paper forms are available; let us know your postal address, and we’ll mail it to you. 

Two Membership Application Options

At this time, dues are annual when paid to NEA by credit card or monthly to AEA by bank draft. For your privacy, we do not use payroll deduction. The membership form is a financial agreement, so read carefully. AEA, NEA and Local 965 are unified; membership is required in all organizations.

Membership forms for Retired and Aspiring Educator categories are submitted on separate forms. Email the AEA office.

Dues Details

Here is the current dues table. Membership forms separate AEA from NEA numbers but expect you to fill in the Local dues amount.

Job CategoryMonthly AEA
with NEA
Grand Total, Annual
Full-time Professor [tenured and tenure track]$47.25$4.00$615.00
FT Prof [non-tenure-track, teaching or clinical professor, instructor etc.]$47.25*$2.00$591.00
Part-time Prof [adjunct, instructor etc.]$24.580$294.96
Full-time Education Service Professional [staff employee]$23.04$2.00$300.48
PT ESP [staff employee]$12.500$150.00
PT ESP (choose if graduate teaching or research assistant]Local pays GA dues00
See application forms for categories Retired and Student/Aspiring Educator~ total due for credit card payment
AEA/NEA dues are set for Sept. 1 – Aug. 31. However, rates might change — and be recorded on your bank or credit card accounts — before this website is updated. *Negotiating to reduce.

Is there any tax break from union dues? In a word, no. The Turbo Tax gang and the H&R Block crowd have explanations.

Our Mailing List

Still debating membership but for now just want to stay informed? No problem. Join the Local 965 email list. We’ll let you know about meetings, events and what’s on our collective mind. Local 965 does not sell or share your contact information, but union members do receive AEA/NEA mailings.

The Local’s newsletter is emailed midmonth. In between we occasionally send out announcements. So around the beginning of the 3rd week of the month, check your spam/junk folder, in case our email gets stuck there. Then add to your email safe list / address book so it doesn’t get lost again.