2020 Legislative Session Underway
The 60-day legislative session kicked off on January 14 — a day after thousands of teachers, education staff professionals, higher ed faculty and graduate assistants, retirees and parents rallied in front of the Capitol. FEA’s 2020 Legislative Session action page is your one-stop shop for all the resources you need to successfully advocate for students, educators and public education.
Our Weingarten Rights turn 45 🎉
As a union member you often have the right to representation when meeting with an administrator. Like all rights, these — otherwise known as your Weingarten Rights — were fought for and won by, not freely given. Wednesday, February 19 marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) vs. J. Weingarten, Inc., which established these important rights for union members. Good news to help you celebrate: Young workers are joining unions at a historic rate!
Teacher of Color Summit Addresses Issue of Underrepresentation
More than 200 educators from across the state attended the Teacher of Color Summit on February 1. The summit was intended to help address the fact that teachers of color are underrepresented in public school classrooms throughout Florida and nationwide. “We have a teacher shortage in this state, and that’s compounded among teachers of color,” said FEA President Fed Ingram.
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Florida Education Association members believe in the bold promise of public education for all. Together we stand up and speak out for student success, opportunity and professional excellence.
United, our 140,000 members make up the the state’s largest labor union of professional employees and are each committed to helping every student unlock their full potential. Here’s how: