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Your Rights & Workplace

We need the working conditions to succeed now—and ensure the next generation of educators joins us.
We believe in taking collective action to ensure the collective good. When we raise our voices, we help every educator get the support they need to join, stay, and thrive in our profession.
We need and deserve fair salaries and benefits. We need and deserve safe workplaces that respect who we are and what we bring to our students. We need and deserve the right to demand change. Let’s redefine the workplace—together.

Navigating COVID-19

NEA's Office of General Counsel and other experts detail your rights and protections as an educator during the pandemic.

Fair Pay & Benefits

Fair pay and fair benefits ensure the best and brightest can join and stay in our profession–for that’s what our communities deserve.

Inclusive Workplaces

When our educators are safe, welcome, and included, they can focus on educating our students. Here's what you need to know to about equity and the law at work.

Bargaining & Educator Voice

Collective bargaining and advocacy ensures that we enhance student learning and improve educator working conditions–benefiting our students, schools, and the community as a whole.

Resource Library

Whether you're focused on your classroom, community, or capitol, we have tools to help you transform teaching and learning.
John Ross
Our students are very important to us. But we can’t take care of them if we can’t take care of ourselves.
Quote by: John Ross, Science teacher, South Carolina Education Association
2019 Salem Kaizer RA delegates

Your community is waiting.

Free and open to all, NEA’s edCommunities is a place for teachers, parents, school support professionals, community supporters, and NEA affiliates to find and share ideas and resources.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.