|NWPE Celebrates National Employee Freedom Week 2015|
|posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 18, 2015, 04:23 PM|
Today, Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) joins with 99 partner organizations to celebrate National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a national campaign to promote employee rights of association and free speech.
NEFW (August 16-22) highlights how unionized teachers and other employees often don't know that they have the legal right to opt-out of union membership and paying for union politics — and will help educate those employees on their options so they can make the decision about association membership that's best for them.
NEFW is a national campaign with 99 partner organizations in 42 states across the nation.
To celebrate NEFW, NWPE will be sharing information with educators about their rights and association options. This nationwide effort will promote informed decision making and empower educators so that they can select an association that best matches their budget and beliefs.
"We are delighted to be recognizing National Employee Freedom Week," stated NWPE Executive Director Cindy Omlin. "Teachers in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon deserve the right to make informed choices about association membership."
NWPE’s national partner, the Association of American Educators, has spearheaded the campaign. More information is available at employeefreedomweek.com.