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Welcome to National Employee Freedom Week!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | June 24, 2013, 03:02 PM   

Today, the Association of American Educators joins with partner organizations across the country to celebrate National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a first-of-its-kind national campaign to promote teachers' rights of association.  

Co-created by the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI), NEFW highlights how unionized teachers and other employees often don't know that they have the legal right to opt-out of union membership — and will help educate those employees on their options so they can make the decision about union membership that's best for them.

At AAE, we hear from teachers every day that want to know about their rights and the benefits of non-union alternatives. NEFW's national coalition will use this week to conduct outreach to teachers from coast to coast and empower them to make decisions that meet their needs and advance their profession.

"We are so proud to be driving National Employee Freedom Week with NPRI," stated AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner. "AAE believes that teachers, as college-educated professionals, can and will make choices that reflect their values. This pro-teacher movement is a step in the right direction for teacher rights. We must trust our educators to make informed choices. "

AAE and our state chapters have all endorsed this empowering week.

Click here to watch a Fox and Friends interview highlighting NEFW.

More information about NEFW is available at

Originally posted by Alix at AAE.

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