You belong in our Movement! Join NMSU-NEA Today!
We're taking our seat at the table
We're coming together to form our union: NMSU-NEA. Together we're building the collective power we need for the changes we deserve!
If you are a college-track, tenured or tenure-track faculty at NMSU system campuses, the first step in joining your colleagues is to sign an authorization card.
Faculty see themselves as the stewards not only of their students’ education in the classroom but also of their contributions beyond, in the communities they will eventually work and serve in.
Our efforts to build a better NMSU Community
As college-track, tenured and tenure-track faculty with shared concerns we are joining together to advocate for workplace improvements. By acting collectively, we can promote transparency and equity in workplace decisions such as salaries, benefits and teaching loads, workplace safety and grievance procedures that provide legally binding protections for workers and accountability for administrators. Together we can take steps to create an environment that better reflects the values we bring to our HSI, MSI, Land-Grant institution.
- NMSU Organizing Committee
The union gives you the support at your back to rectify inequality—to make it fairer for our students because public education is to educate the whole human.
Union 101: FAQ
What does it mean to have a union?
Forming a union allows you and your colleagues to come together and advocate for yourselves. As union members, you’ll decide what priorities you share and how to address them. This includes at the bargaining table where you sit down with the university administration to negotiate faculty contracts for the upcoming years. The more participation there is, the stronger your voice will be. Under U.S. labor law, “labor organizations” are required to follow rules on governance, financial disclosure and other aspects of their operations. They are democratic membership organizations whose members elect their leaders and set the direction of the union.
Whether it is state funding, whether it has to do with the conditions of our life on campus—the union is the place where these things are taken up.