My training at the NEA UniServ Skills Session yesterday centered on "Member Advocacy". That is a huge part of my job. I am asked to represent teacher members with parents, principals, district office etc. I represent our members in disciplinary situations, insurance and leave questions and contract grievances. Our building reps are our first line of help and we want you to use them, but sometimes when the meetings are disciplinary or dealing with possible job actions I need to be there. My training here will help me do a better job at representing our members, investigating concerns and insuring that your rights are protected.
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