NSO hosts another successful regional advocacy training

The Midwest Regional Advocacy training was held Sept. 24 in Minneapolis with 56 members in attendance. This was the second such successful training; the first was held last spring in the southeast. Vice President for Defense Mike Boyer said, “We’re very pleased with the response to these two trainings. Participants were engaged and eager to … Continue reading NSO hosts another successful regional advocacy training

With some progress in WEASO bargaining, shared staffing ban lifted

Negotiations continue between staff and the Washington Education Association, but President Mike McNett reports there is some progress toward a settlement. As a result, NSO members can again volunteer for shared staffing assignments in the state. “We have confirmed that WEA is willing is to move forward toward a settlement. This does not mean that … Continue reading With some progress in WEASO bargaining, shared staffing ban lifted

CAS seeking sanctions against CTA

The California Associate Staff (CAS) union will be looking to NSO’s Executive Committee for sanctions against the California Teachers Association (CTA) for the recent dismissal of the current CAS President. In its sanction request, CAS will be asking that no NSO member applies for the now vacant position. Former CAS President and NSO Executive Committee … Continue reading CAS seeking sanctions against CTA

Sullivan appointed to NEA Pension Board

Effective immediately, NSO member Brian Sullivan from New Hampshire will be the new NSO representative and trustee to the NEA Pension Board. He will be replacing Region 3 Director Tammy Whitaker from Florida who is stepping down. “I am happy that Brian has willingly accepted this appointment and I have the utmost confidence that he … Continue reading Sullivan appointed to NEA Pension Board

AEA terminates its Executive Secretary; NEA takes over trusteeship

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) has fired its Executive Secretary Mabry after audits showed misspent funds, reports of an unhealthy work environment, and increasing tensions between AEA and the Legislature. Mabry replaced former AEA head Paul Hubbert three years ago. AEA has been dealing with financial problems, declining membership, a loss of political influence. The … Continue reading AEA terminates its Executive Secretary; NEA takes over trusteeship

Wisconsin AFL-CIO calls for rallies to protest right-to-work legislation

Wisconsin workers plan on rallying in Madison this week to protest the Republican-controlled Legislature’s push for more anti-union legislation. Legislators will be taking up a bill attacking automatic payroll deduction of union dues of from members covered by collective bargaining agreements. A coalition of unions will be joining in the rallies too. Since 2011, Gov. … Continue reading Wisconsin AFL-CIO calls for rallies to protest right-to-work legislation