The Mother Jones Award for Outstanding Union Activism

The National Staff Organization has created an award to recognize the efforts of individual members that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to advance unionism and the labor movement. NSO believes that this recognition reinforces the preamble of it constitution, which states; “to promote public education and advance collective bargaining and unionism.” This … Continue reading The Mother Jones Award for Outstanding Union Activism

Are You Sure You’re Ready? #4: The NEA UniServ Program (Still) Matters

NEA’s UniServ Program, created in 1970, was designed to “help establish and maintain effective local affiliates by making professional staff available to provide direct support and assistance to local affiliates and the active members of such affiliates on an on-going basis.”  (-2008 Guidelines for National Education Association UniServ Program) Recent NEA and state EA actions, … Continue reading Are You Sure You’re Ready? #4: The NEA UniServ Program (Still) Matters

Virginia Professional Staff Calls for Sanctions Against Virginia Education Association

The Virginia Professional Staff Association (VPSA) is calling for sanctions against the Virginia Education Association (VEA). The Virginia Education Association has engaged in a pattern of intimidation and escalation of bargaining proposals in the current round of bargaining. Additionally, VEA issued a “last package offer” to the VPSA bargaining team on 2/10/18 more than 6 … Continue reading Virginia Professional Staff Calls for Sanctions Against Virginia Education Association

Are You Sure You’re Ready? #3: The Best Defense is to Win on Offense

“What the fair share burning platform laid bare was an ugly truth: unions are out of touch with the overwhelming majority of their members. Union membership is seen as an obligation, a term of employment, and not a conscious act of joining and belonging to an organization. In spite of years of effort to shift … Continue reading Are You Sure You’re Ready? #3: The Best Defense is to Win on Offense