Your Advocate on CampusFrom Maine to Hawaii and Michigan to Texas, NEA chapters represent faculty, academic professionals, and education support professionals in every type of institution. NEA provides professional advice, support, and assistance on key economic issues such as salary and benefits, pay equity, and institutional finances. NEA offers support and advice on such key professional issues as academic freedom, tenure, and the role of faculty in institutional governance.
NEA represents more faculty and staff through collective bargaining than any other organization. Collective bargaining may be the most appropriate method of resolving problems in higher education. The strength of the collective action of the faculty provides a check and balance for the institutional power of the administration, to ensure faculty voice and expertise are heard and accepted on campus.
Where collective bargaining is not an option, NEA and its state and campus affiliates have used the Association's political, public relations, and research expertise to win increased funding and to strengthen the rights of faculty and staff.