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Public sector union opponents have been attempting for some time to strip teachers, education support professionals, higher education faculty and staff and other workers of their rights in the workplace. Right now, there are threats to our union’s survival popping up in legislatures and in the courts.

NEA’s Union Participation (UP) Campaign is a proactive effort to engage members who have not been in engaged in the union for some time and our agency fee payers. If we proactively act now and organize, we can prevent these serious attacks from crippling our union and we will build power in our schools and in our communities.

Will you share your story about how union participation benefits you professionally?

Your story will help illustrate how union membership benefits educators and public schools. We’ll use your story to help other educators see that organizing is the only way to fend off opponents who wish to undermine the rights of working people.

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