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Empower Your Career, Strengthen Your Community: Join ND United

Become part of a collective group dedicated to your professional growth, job security, and the betterment of our communities. Together, we're not just building a stronger union; we're building a brighter future for North Dakota.
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A United Voice for Educators and Public Employees in North Dakota

Joining North Dakota United means investing in the future of our state, where quality public education and essential services are the cornerstones of success. Together we can advocate for well-funded public schools and bolster the vital public services our citizens rely on daily.
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Just like at the gym, you and all our members must be active to get the results you desire. All of us have a responsibility to our professions, to our fellow members, and to the future of North Dakota. Together we can amplify our individual voices to achieve our goals.
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Together We Can: Empower Your Career, Strengthen Your Community

By banding together, we can guarantee every child has access to an excellent public education and uphold the essential public services that drive North Dakota's prosperity.
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Advocate for Your Rights and Working Conditions

Amplify your voice in advocating for fair wages, benefits, and working conditions while helping to shape policies that impact your career. Be an advocate for change.
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Membership Benefits: Why Join ND United?

As a member, you gain a powerful voice at the legislature, ensuring your concerns are heard and acted upon. Plus, you'll have access to crucial legal assistance when you need it most. But that's not all – we offer free professional development to help you grow in your career, liability insurance for added peace of mind, and exclusive discounts at retailers across the U.S. Learn More.
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Advance Your Career With Free Professional Development

Great teachers lead to exceptional learning outcomes. ND United's Professional Development is your key to advancing your career in education, offering tailored resources and expertise to help you and your students reach new heights. Find a course.
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Take Action on the Issues That Matter Most

ND United is at the forefront of advocating for the most pressing issues that impact educators and public servants in North Dakota. Together, we're committed to addressing the critical challenge of ensuring legislators truly understand the real issues facing our professionals, as we work tirelessly to bridge the gap between policy and the realities of our members' daily lives. Learn More About Our Top Issues.

Explore ND United's Resources & Information

Access the latest news and media center, exclusive members-only content, and learn more about ND United's mission and impact.

Facts About The Issues That Matter Most

Together, We Can Bring Meaningful Change

Facts About The Issues That Matter Most

Only 32% of North Dakota counties have access to a private school. 93% of ND students attend a public school.

Together, We Can Bring Meaningful Change

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We must keep public dollars in public schools. Voucher schemes directly suck funding out of rural community schools across North Dakota that are already underfunded and diverts scarce resources away from most North Dakota students.
Learn About Vouchers

Fourteen counties in North Dakota meet less than 60% of the demand for childcare.

Together, We Can Bring Meaningful Change

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We must invest in affordable childcare. We know that the ongoing shortage of childcare providers is preventing parents from joining or rejoining the workforce at a time when there are more than 18,000 unfilled jobs in North Dakota.
What's Being Done?

While there were notable funding increases in 2023 for public workers and educators, we still fell short of where our state needs to be.

Together, We Can Bring Meaningful Change

A sign is held up at a protest that says "Teachers just want to have funds" with the "s" in "funds" made to look like a dollar sign. Other signs near by say, "Do it for the kids!" and "Our kids are worth it!" Another sign has a drawing that shows the cover of the Doctor Seuss book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go."
ND United is a strong advocate for increasing investments in educator and public worker salaries. This ensures that students get access to qualified teachers and North Dakotans receive the quality services they rely on.
The Fight for Funding

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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A Union of Professionals in Public Education and Public Services

Leverage your combined power, at the negotiating table with school boards, in the halls of the state Legislature, and in the decision-making process when elected officials and administrators are determining your pay, benefits and terms of employment.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education & Public Services

With more than 11,500 members across the state, NDU supports equal opportunities for success for ALL North Dakota students, and respect and support for all educators. NDU members are teachers, community college professors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers.