NEA Partnerships

A historic agreement provides new ways for the 3 million members of the National Education Association (NEA) and the 12.5 million members of AFL-CIO unions to work together to strengthen and unify the union movement and meet the needs of working families.

The AFL-CIO/NEA Labor Solidarity Partnership agreement allows local affiliates of the NEA to join the federation at the local and state levels through affiliation with the national AFL-CIO. Directly affiliated NEA locals (DANLs) will have the same rights as any direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO, including jurisdictional protection, representation and voting rights.

NEA Locals all across the country, from Boston to Honolulu, have joined their local AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and State Federations to build power for working families in their communities through solidarity with their brothers and sisters across the labor movement.

To learn more about the Labor Solidarity Partnership, its benefits, affiliation costs and the application process:
To connect with the AFL-CIO/NEA Labor Solidarity Partnership program:


Katelyn Hartford 
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