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About ND United

Purpose and Power in Community
North Dakota United (NDU) was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between the North Dakota Education Association (NDEA) and the North Dakota Public Employees Association (NDPEA).
The Representative Assemblies of both organizations voted overwhelmingly in February 2013 for the merger. All of the members of our union work together to provide public education and public services to every citizen of North Dakota.

Our Members

As an educator, public employee, higher ed faculty, ESP, aspiring educator, or retired member, you are fighting the good fight for the future of North Dakota. Your membership and active participation will help us to strengthen the communities that make North Dakota great.

Our Leaders

Our dedicated Board of Directors comprises passionate educators and public employees from across North Dakota who work tirelessly to champion the rights and well-being of our members. The tie that binds our 11,000+ members together is a shared commitment to the improvement of the economic and professional well-being of public workers, as well as to the improvement of the lives of the North Dakota citizens we serve.


At North Dakota United, we believe that our greatest asset is our people, and we are always on the lookout for passionate individuals who share our commitment to education, advocacy, and community engagement. Check out our job openings below.
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Working together, we will continue to grow, to mobilize, and to make our voices heard. More importantly, your collective action increases the likelihood of success in our efforts to improve the working conditions of our members.
Quote by: Nick Archuleta, ND United President
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We Can't Do It Without You

The foremost benefit of your membership in NDU is 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.

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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.

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.