It’s back to school time in North Dakota, and the 11,500 members of ND United are busy improving the quality of lives for our students, their families and every North Dakotan!

Additionally, it’s time again to increase our power, strengthen our influence and grow our union. The theme of the winter issue of United Voices, NDU members’ official magazine, is extolling the many virtues and benefits of joining the state’s largest union of public educators and employees. This magazine is another tool in your toolkit for convincing your colleagues, new and veteran, to join YOU in NDU. Inside, you’ll find a list of member benefits, responses to common questions about joining, a comparison between our services and those of a competitor.

Also, we traveled to Valley City to showcase a STEM Training Academy for Native American students, as well as a revolutionary program for training technology education teachers online. Go with us to the North Dakota State Fair in Minot this summer, where the NDU crew was busy handing out books from First Book to students and promotional backpacks to all fair-goers. We detail the new additions being made to our Professional Development program. Two ND United members are leading an effort to collect 130 stories in conjunction with our state’s 130th birthday. All this and so much more in United Voices!