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Virginia Professional Staff Calls for Sanctions Against Virginia Education Association

The Virginia Professional Staff Association (VPSA) is calling for sanctions against the Virginia Education Association (VEA). The Virginia Education Association has engaged in a pattern of intimidation and escalation of bargaining proposals in the current round of bargaining. Additionally, VEA issued a “last package offer” to the VPSA bargaining team on 2/10/18 more than 6 […]

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WE ARE LIVE!

Have you ever wanted to donate money when a disaster hit and didn’t know where to give?  Look no further because NSO’s Karen Cherry Disaster Relief Fund that provides help to NSO members when they are in times of need has officially gone live! You can donate wherever you are in the country and you […]

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2018 NSO Election Information now available

An election will be held at the 2018 Representative Assembly for the following NSO Executive Committee positions for a two-year term commencing June 10, 2018 and expire on June 13, 2020. Information can be found at http://www.nationalstaff.org/about-nso/nso-elections/

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Emerging Issues Panel

NSO hosted an Emerging Issues panel on Thursday afternoon to discuss the challenges facing our staff unions. Preparing for contentious bargaining, Janus, the loss of payroll deduction, right to work and other issues were addressed during the panel organized by Kelly Compeau of Pennsylvania. “Surviving is what we do best” Rich Grady said while laying out the issues facing […]

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A great start for the 2018 NSO WAR College!

NSO’s 2018 Winter Advocacy “United to Meet Our Challenges and Opportunities” kicked off to a great start on Thursday morning.  Over 350 NSO members showed up ready to attend sessions so they can gain knowledge and skills to take back home to their staff union.  15 new sessions were added to the session series this […]

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Are you sure you’re ready? #1: Why Janus and Other Anti-Union Challenges Matter

Most everyone knows by now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME, a case challenging the constitutionality of “fair share” or “agency fee”.  With the appointment of Neil Gorsuch, virtually all SCOTUS observers anticipate a ruling declaring these fees unconstitutional as violating the First Amendment rights of public sector employees.   […]

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CBC Information

There are two CBC meetings this year. The following is basic information for each one. For more information on the meetings please contact Catherine Alexander.