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WHY WE BELONG
I joined BVEA because unions are the soul and backbone of the American worker.
I joined BVEA because initially, I wanted liability protection. I stayed a member because I wanted a voice in district matters, especially in the arena of negotiations and protecting ourselves from dangerous legislation.
I wanted to have a voice and not be taken advantage of professionally.
I joined BVEA because I have always believed unions are an important part of American society. I feel they help protect employees in many ways.
I joined BVEA because students benefit from teachers who are respected with regard to working conditions, pay and work load.
I joined BVEA because of liability protection! The first time I met with state legislators, I realized I could make a difference. My first time there, I testified before a senate subcommittee and found my voice, my one voice, could make a difference for our students.
I joined BVEA because everyone else was in it! I stayed for the voice, the community, and the sense of "together-ness" and solidarity.
I joined BVEA because of the liability insurance. I stayed because of the collaborative voice we have.
I joined BVEA because my team member encouraged me to do so. I stayed because I want to have a voice in my profession and advocate for teachers.
I joined BVEA because of the liability insurance and the fact that I teach special education so I thought that was ultra-important! I stay because I am proud of the collaboration that I see in action and because of the recognition and voice our Association lends to our profession.
I joined BVEA because I not only wanted to be "covered," but also to have my voice heard and to be part of a support system.
I joined BVEA because I believe in unions as one of the last and only means to fight for the voiceless.
I joined BVEA because of scary parents and to have liability insurance and support with negotiations.
I joined BVEA because I feel passionate about educators having a voice in the policy issues that affect our classrooms.
I joined BVEA because my best friend said I should. She said they are the reason we [Boulder Valley teachers] get paid so well.
I joined BVEA because I had an experience at another school district where I was in danger of losing my job, but the union supported me.
I joined BVEA because at teacher initiation, they told us we needed it and there was a first year teacher discount.
I joined BVEA because I wanted to support and I wanted support from my local association. I wanted to be a part of my professional association.