Even as the U.S. Supreme Court last Wednesday handed down a long-awaited decision in Janus v. AFSCME—a case intended to silence the voice of the American Labor Movement by making it unconstitutional for unions to collect what are known as fair share dues—members of NEA-Retired gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota, to address new business, celebrate … Continued
On June 30, a few days before the start of NEA’s Representative Assembly in Minneapolis, thousands of educators from across the country joined in solidarity with activists, Minneapolis-based organizations, and NEA allies at a march to tell President Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents. The “Families Belong Together” march … Continued
New this year and sure to spark your interest and creativity is NEA’s Experience Stage (located in Hall C), where you’ll hear TED-style talks about issues important you and your profession. The Experience Stage has a packed schedule of programs June 30 to July 1. On Saturday delegates were able to learn about bargaining for … Continued
King Carter was 6 years old and on his way to buy candy when he was shot outside his Miami-Dade County apartment building and killed by one of three teenagers who were aiming for a man who had argued with them on Facebook. Every year, an average 30 children and teens are killed by gun … Continued
As NEA’s two-day Conference on Racial and Social Justice (CRSJ) kicked off in Minneapolis on Thursday, Austin educator Karen Reyes Lozano had the sounds of Tracy Chapman’s “Talkin’ About a Revolution” stuck in her head. “You know how the words go: ‘They’re talkin’ ‘bout a revolution, it sounds like a whisper,’” said Reyes. “We are … Continued
The delegates to NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly are more energized than ever as they prepare to set education policy just days after the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision that sided with corporate interests over working people, threatening the future of workers’ rights.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is politics, not law. Today, the Supreme Court cast aside the interests of working people and their families, as well as the management concerns of 21 states, the District of Columbia, leaders of major cities, towns and school districts, and the views … Continued
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More than 6,000 NEA members are expected to attend this year’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly from June 30 to July 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While there RA delegates will propose, debate, and take action on new business items for the Association and other association policies, and vote by secret … Continued