Union Contacts

There are several matters coming up for which you may want to contact your union representatives. The one that is most directly relevant to this blog is the potential appointment of Ben Carson, a young-Earth creationist, to the position of Secretary of Education. This is sort of like putting a rabbi in charge of your mosque, or hiring a soccer player to coach American football. There are so many better choices.

Call. Do not e-mail, do not use the contact form. Call. Write a letter if you must. Go to your local union, but call the national as well. Call even if you are not a member.

National Education Association – 2.9 million members
Education International affiliated
(202) 833-4000
Lily Eskelsen García, president
National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290

American Federation of Teachers – 1.6 million members
AFL-CIO affiliated
(202) 879-4400
Randi Weingarten, president
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
555 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

You can also contact the education union for your particular state (or even city in some cases).

Graduate students: contact your local union rep. They will no doubt be eager to speak with you, as most graduate students are less than active in their unions.


About Colin Fredericks

By day I help to create online courses at HarvardX. By night I write roleplaying games.

Posted on November 13, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Finally made this call today. It’s tough to get up the courage to do these things – I hate using the phone. Next week I’ll make a follow-up call.

  2. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ben-carson-no-experience-cabinet-role-donald-trump-government-ally-presidential-candidate-a7419226.html

    The first thing that hits you is a wave of relief. One less thing to worry ab… and then you start thinking about what this means, and you reach for the antacids yet again.

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