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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Strike Threat Against a Union

Emily Peck at Axios:
Labor unrest is so intense this year that even labor unions are facing internal staff rebellions.

Driving the news: The field staff of the National Education Association (NEA), the teachers' union, voted unanimously on Monday to authorize a strike.

State of play: The NEA is the largest union in the country, representing about 3 million education professionals from pre-school to graduate school — and its tiny staff of 48 employees has been without a contract since May 2023.
  • The vote by the Association of Field Service Employees is the latest sign of the strong labor resurgence. The AFL-CIO is facing similar issues with the union that represents its staff.
  • Unless the parties reach a deal this week, a two-day strike would begin Friday at midnight with a picket line in Atlanta at an NEA conference in Atlanta.