Members own the union. Your right to participate in determining the direction of the union is the most important benefit of membership. Participation also means elections. Union members elect:
- At your site – the Union Building Committee and Building Representative
- At the district level – the Executive Board and local officers
- At the state and national levels – assembly or convention delegates
Membership also means ownership of the contract – the document that defines your working conditions and children’s learning conditions.
Membership means someone is there to help you and look out for your interests.
Membership means we face problems together.
Membership also provides financial benefits thanks to the collective power of 4,000,000 NEA and AFT educators.
Membership benefits are:
$1,000,000 professional liability insurance
Legal representation for job-related problems
Group-rate legal services and free consultations
Health & Welfare Grants available only to members
College Scholarships for dependents
Group-rate life and disability insurance
Group-rate homeowner and renters’ insurance
Group-rate auto insurance
Low-fee, low interest credit cards
Discount travel services
Professional conferences and workshops
Publications of UESF, NEA/CTA and AFT/CFT
Fighting together for stable, safe, and supportive schools.