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Higher Education Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff of Oregon's community colleges play a critical role in preparing students to enter the workforce with specialized training, and to achieve college degrees and certifications.
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Oregon’s community colleges – their faculty and staff – serve as our state’s economic first-responders. OEA represents faculty and staff at 10 out of 17 community colleges across the state.

OEA supports higher education professionals by helping them advocate for fair pay, expanded health care access and pension benefits, protections for academic freedom, and so much more. We help faculty and staff understand the challenges of today’s campuses and empower them to work together to solve problems and build power.

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Adrienne Mitchell, LCCEA member
Through the active engagement of LCC Faculty, we've improved working conditions for members, learning conditions for students, and supported the quintessential role of community colleges in a vibrant democracy.
Quote by: Adrienne Mitchell, Faculty, Lane Community College
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Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 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).