"The California Teachers Association exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education; to ensure that the human dignity and the civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society."- CTA Mission Statement
So...why join YCEA???
The Yucaipa-Calimesa Educator's Association (YCEA) is here to help you at the local level in many ways. California Teachers Association (CTA) and National Educators Association (NEA) are your professional organizations at the state and national levels respectively.
YCEA is the union that represents Certificated Employees in the YCJUSD. It exists primarily to protect students and educators' rights, and advance the professional and economic interests of its members. With approximately 470 members, YCEA is an advocate for providing a free, quality public education to all of our YCJUSD students. YCEA works collectively to ensure members a number of benefits:
Member Rights: As your bargaining representative, YCEA is your advocate when negotiating contracts and providing resources to defend your rights.
Member Benefits Program: Low rates and substantial discounts on home loans, personal, life and car insurance, merchandise, travel, legal and credit union services are some of the valuable benefits included in your membership.
Legal Protection: Members receive a Professional liability policy with coverage up to $1 million in professional liability insurance and access to more than 40 different law firms offering free consultations and discounted fees on various personal legal services.