In September 2018, NAPE began a reorganization in order to transform our union into a strong, active, member driven organization. We have an entirely new staff, a new strategic plan, and over 100 new member stewards guiding our progress. In September 2019, we launched our “Join, Serve, Lead” campaign to continue our growth and prepare for contract negotiations in 2020.
NAPE has posted net membership growth in each of the last 20 consecutive months! Our membership has grown by 41% in the last 20 months, and we are positioned to make a difference at the bargaining table this fall. If you have not yet become a member, now is the time to join. If you are a member, consider taking a steward training class or attending a meeting near you to get more involved in our efforts!
NAPE will take another step towards preparing for contract negotiations when elected delegates to the state bargaining conference meet in July. The delegates will formally adopt our negotiations platform and will elect members to the negotiations team.
All NAPE members are invited to participate in agency specific meetings to prepare for contract negotiations. These meetings will be held in August & September and members can participate in person or by Zoom video conference. More information will be sent to members over the summer.