Membership in North Dakota United is a year-long proposition. Through Early Enrollment, a program that is available to NDU affiliates in partnership with National Education Association, potential members are able to join NDU at any time of the year! It allows workers to join NDU and receive many benefits of membership without the cost of dues until Sept. 1. The program is open to all teachers and support staff in K-12 and Higher Education.
Enrollees will receive all NDU staff support, NDU communications, NEA member benefits and up to $1 million in occupational liability insurance. If you haven’t joined NDU and your local association yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up today, and receive all of the following benefits of being North Dakota United with us!
YOUR LOCAL FIELD AND ORGANIZING STAFF
Want reliable information about your job and profession? Answers are just one phone call away! Just call the North Dakota United office at 701-223-0450, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, ask your question and you will be referred to someone who can answer that question. In addition, your local association has dedicated leaders, officers and building reps at the ready to help you with any issues that come up during the course of the year. They are your peers, and your success is their success, too! (It is a local decision whether Early Enrollees are eligible to vote on local issues such as contract ratification.)
WE TALK WITH YOU
Through members-only publications, print materials and mailings, like our award-winning magazine, United Voices; exclusive electronic content, including video stories about our members and the great work they do, and our nationally renowned podcast, The Cutting Ed; our website, social media and NDUpdate e-newsletter, we talk to you to keep you in the loop on the vital issues affecting North Dakota’s educators and public employees.
WE WORK FOR YOU
NDU employs seasoned advocates who make sure politicians and other policymakers in Bismarck and Washington, D.C. represent your interests and the interests of your colleagues. We also are on the forefront of almost every education and public employee policy debate in your community, in North Dakota and across the country.
PEACE OF MIND
NDU protects you. As soon as you sign your membership form, you have immediate professional liability insurance coverage of $1 million. Don’t be fooled by other liability offers or by state laws that claim to protect you from liability.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND BEYOND*
NDU’s legal advice goes far beyond just liability insurance and attorneys. Any time you have a question about your employment rights or benefits, simply call the Help Line at 1-800-369-6332. If you need legal assistance, NDU’s attorney referral program can help.
*Early Enrollees need to be aware they are NOT eligible for Legal Services until they become a full dues-paying member in the fall.
WE’RE YOUR VOICE
Whether it’s at Governor’s commissions, in the Teachers Fund for Retirement and the North Dakota Public Employee Retirement System, on the State Employees Compensation Commission, legislative committees or in a coalition, when decisions are being made about the professional and personal lives of educators and public employees, NDU is there representing your views.
WE HELP WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
ND United offers our members training sessions on all aspects of your employment category, human and civil rights, political action, communications, bargaining, and almost any other area of concern to members. Members-only scholarship funding for members and their family.
Through union events, conferences, workshops, meetings and social gatherings, you will be connected to other working professionals from across the state and nation who are dealing with the same joys and frustrations that you are.
WE REWARD YOU
In addition to the professional support you deserve, through our association with NEA/AFT Member Benefits Programs, NDU offers members:
- Access to thousands of discounts from online retailers
- Opportunities to save real money on purchases of auto, home, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Hassle-free shopping
- A trove of financial planning services
- Incredible travel discounts on rental cars, hotels and vacation packages, and
- Much more