News & Updates
NDU will host two web based fiduciary trainings sessions for local treasurers, presidents and membership chairs on September 10 at 4:30 p.m. and September 11 at 7:00 p.m.
ND United (NDU) President Nick Archuleta and NEA Director Karen Askerooth were at the Rolla Public School, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 to present a $5,000 check to the Rolla Education Association and a $500 check to NDU Board member Brenda Seehafer (center).
North Dakota United, the state’s largest association of professionals, is dedicated to educating our children and providing vital services to all North Dakotans. Our 11,000 members seek candidates for state and local offices who share our commitment to public education and service.
The program will be a brief overview of the dues structure and how this structure will help with organizing new members. Questions from participants will help clarify how this structure works.
The ESP Conference will be held on October 3-4 at the Quality Inn in Jamestown. The Social is from 7:30-9:30 on the October 3rd. The conference will be the 4th –registration/breakfast beginning at 8:00 and running until 3:30. This conference will run in conjunction with the Hostile workplace seminar in Jamestown.
Attorney Michael Geiermann, NDU General Counsel, and NDU Staff will discuss North Dakota law around the topic of workforce harassment and bullying and how those issues can be addressed in the worksite. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about specific local issues with Mike and Staff. All employees—teachers, support professionals, state/county/public employees and higher education are welcome!
A raise is not just a reflection of your progression as an employee and valued asset of the company you work for. After each year passes, you are that much more experienced, more efficient, more knowledgeable, more valuable to your employer. Your rate of pay should reflect that added value. Also, as time goes by, the cost of living is always increasing. If what you earn from your job is not also regularly increasing at a steady rate, then your income will fall behind very quickly, and you are earning less and less.
Students Against Measure 3 is a grassroots, student-driven organization whose purpose is to bring students from across North Dakota together in opposition of Measure 3, which would remove a student member from the Higher Education Board.
In June, members of the North Dakota Public Employees local, representing public employees statewide within North Dakota United, were asked to send their nominations and petitions of support to be considered as candidates for leadership positions within this new local. Six members of NDPE stood up and volunteered their services as officers and will carry on the work of our union. Since these members were unopposed for the offices for which they ran, and since they submitted petitions that conform to our bylaws, they have been elected by the acclaim of our members.
In this issue, read about a member being nominated for a prestigious award, a sign of the times as a teacher has to make a difficult choice, also get up to speed on our inaugural delegate assembly. In addition, this issue also includes a member profile with an inspirational story and a Q&A with Ken Purdy from Human Resource Management Services.
The NDU Education Support Professional (ESP) Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding NDU Education Support Professional whose position betters the education profession and the lives of students
The Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for planning, developing and instituting programs aimed at improving and advancing the skills and knowledge of NDU's members, both teachers and ESP. Other functions include serving on numerous states, NEA and AFT committees, coordinating the student and retired programs, grant writing, researching, serving as lead NDU contact for state and federal teaching and learning issues, and lobbying.
Everything that defines North Dakota United was on full display at the first-ever Delegate Assembly of its members on Saturday. With 130 delegates representing the different communities, geographic locations and job classifications of our entire membership, this was the first official gathering of representatives of the full membership of North Dakota United since the February 2013 vote of delegates from the North Dakota Education Association and the North Dakota Public Employees Association to affirm a merger of those two organizations and form NDU.