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Legal Services

Most education employees go through their entire careers without facing disciplinary or legal action.

But if problems do come up, FEA members can access the best and most comprehensive free legal program of any professional association in the state — covering every aspect of their personal, professional and organizational lives.

FEA’s Legal Services Program protects the employment rights of members with both emergency and long-term legal services ranging from legal representation on employment matters like disciplinary actions and certification issues, to complex legal challenges.

In addition to FEA’s Legal Services Progam, you have basic rights on the job as a union member and may have additional rights spelled out in your union’s contract or Collective Bargaining Agreement.

FEA Legal manages all aspects of the legal services programs, but all FEA legal services are initiated at the local level. If you have questions or need legal assistance please first contact your local union:

Your local union will then contact FEA Legal Services.

UFF leads fight for intellectual freedom

University of Florida students and faculty gather Nov. 12, 2021, to advocate for free speech and academic freedom. The United Faculty of Florida, FEA’s higher education affiliate, has stepped forward…

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Celebrating American Education Week

Neighborhood public schools are a vital part of our communities, and about 90 percent of Florida’s students are educated in public schools. Join us in celebrating public education and all…

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Op-ed: Curing Covid wouldn’t fix teacher, staff shortages

The reports of severe staffing shortages in our schools keep coming. In districts throughout the state, there aren’t enough people to teach, transport, feed and otherwise care for Florida’s students.…

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New numbers make clear the severity of staff shortages in our schools

As senators may take up a bill Tuesday that would help get more support staff working in our schools, a new count of advertised vacancies makes clear just how desperate…

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Governor’s education plan falls short — all of Florida’s children deserve strong public schools

As we enter a third pandemic year, Florida’s public schools are facing a significant crisis. Every student has been affected by disruptions related to Covid. Second-graders have never experienced a…

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FEA: We look forward to finding solutions that truly meet students’ needs

As Gov. DeSantis releases his state budget recommendations for 2022-2023, the Florida Education Association (FEA) is looking ahead to the legislative session and what needs to happen for our students,…

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