Join NEA HigherEd Today! Be part of our movement!
We’re facing challenges we never expected, and faculty and staff like you are rising to the occasion. But you shouldn’t have to do this alone. Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our campuses, our colleagues, our students, and ourselves.
How to Join our union today!
"Whether it is state funding, whether it has to do with the conditions of our life on campus—the union is the place where these things are taken up."
Quote by: Aruna Krishnamurthy, English Professor
Whether you’ve been faculty or staff for one day or forty years, now is the time to band together and be heard in the halls of power. Now is the time to join.
Together, we are united in providing a high-quality higher education, so that every student can attain their dreams. We represent all roles necessary to provide a rich, equitable education, from administrators to adjunct faculty, counselors to program coordinators.
"We've been fighting for better wages, safer working conditions, properly ventilated buildings—it's important for us to fight for those rights."
Quote by: Sheila Gilmour, Office Manager
We Stand Together
Be part of the movement. Becoming a member of the National Education Association connects you with a movement of faculty and staff supporting each other. We are a community that will help you advocate for the funding, resources, and support you, your campuses, and your students deserve. This includes:
- Having a voice at the table to advocate for improved working and student learning conditions, including winning increased pay and benefits
- Gaining professional development and leadership training
- Joining forces to make a difference in the social justice issues that matter most to you and that affect your students’ lives
- Protecting tenure and enhancing educator rights and offering guidance, advice, and, if necessary, legal representation
- Providing all eligible association members with professional liability insurance
- Improving your buying power and saving money with NEA’s Member Benefits program
"I never miss an opportunity to talk to my students about whether education may be their calling."
Quote by: Julius Thomas, 2021 NEA Higher Educator of the Year
Three million members strong...
The National Education Association is the largest employee organization and labor union in the country.
Florida Faculty Fighting for Free Speech and Ideas
A new Florida law requiring state universities to survey faculty and students on their "viewpoints" is an attempt to chill everyone's right to free speech.
At the Table Where Decisions are Made
Rep. Katie Porter joins NEA Higher Ed members in an online conversation to talk about what’s happening with higher education in Congress.
Professional Pay in Higher Education
Faculty, staff and graduate assistants should be fairly compensated for their work. But a new study shows pay is lacking, especially for contingent faculty and graduate assistants.
"The union gives you the support at your back to rectify inequality—to make it fairer for our students because public education is to educate the whole human.'
Quote by: Cathy Fahey, Librarian
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