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Your rights and workplace

Your Rights & Workplace

We need the working conditions to succeed now—and ensure the next generation of educators joins us.
We believe in taking collective action to ensure the collective good. When we raise our voices, we help every educator get the support they need to join, stay, and thrive in our profession.
We need and deserve fair salaries and benefits. We need and deserve safe workplaces that respect who we are and what we bring to our students. We need and deserve the right to demand change. Let’s redefine the workplace—together.

Retiring With Security Seminars

For the 22nd straight year, Vermont-NEA, in collaboration with the Vermont State Teachers’ Retirement System, NEA Member Benefits, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, is sponsoring free, intensive, and informative workshops on how teachers can plan for retirement. Seminars are open to Vermont-NEA members. Note: These seminars are designed for those enrolled in the Vermont State Teachers' Retirement System. This year, the workshops will be strictly virtual. These workshops fill up fast--usually within a week or two after registration opens--so don't delay in reserving your spot! Each session will run from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Weingarten Rights

Every VT-NEA member is guaranteed the right to union representation during an investigatory interview conducted by his or her employer if the interview could in any way lead to discipline, including termination, or could affect the member’s personal or working conditions
James "Jim" Johnson poses for a photo with a big smile in a green hat and shirt. Deciduous and coniferous trees can be seen in the background.
I love helping make our professional employees have a better living, a safe to place to work and the happiest, most rewarding work environment possible.
Quote by: James "Jim" Johnson, Bus Driver
VT teachers stand smiling with signs; one says "Proud to Teach."

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in Vermont. See what membership can mean for you!

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

The Union of Vermont Educators

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators, 13,000 professionals who teach the state's children every day. As the state's largest union, Vermont-NEA is proud to represent the people who make a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across Vermont.