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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.

Visit the FEA Voter Toolkit

The November 8 General Election is just around the corner and education will be a central issue during this critical election season. The FEA Voter Toolkit has election resources and endorsed candidates for local school Boards, the Florida House and Florida Senate, and Governor.

Cover story: Driving to success

Becoming a school bus driver set Cor’Darius Jones, now the “Mr. Bus Driver” of social media fame, on a remarkably rewarding path.

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Andrew Spar: We must elect candidates who stand with our schools

If we want good policy and the freedom to do what is best for our kids, then we must participate in the political process and ensure that those elected to…

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Carole Gauronskas: More than ever, kids need support

Our students have lived through some of the most difficult days of their lives and are coming to us with enormous needs.

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Crist’s choice reaffirms commitment to students, educators

With his announcement today of a running mate, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist reaffirmed and amplified his support for Florida’s students, educators and public schools.

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FEA recommends endorsement of Charlie Crist for governor

The Florida Education Association (FEA) announced today that the organization will recommend that the Florida AFL-CIO endorse U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist as the next governor of Florida. The federation of…

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NEA report: Florida’s teachers still among nation’s worst paid

As inflation grows and despite investments by the Legislature, Florida’s teachers remain stuck near the bottom nationally when it comes to average pay, according to new figures released today by…

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