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United Voices - March 2023

Inside our spring issue of 2023, our cover story spotlight shines on Bruce Schonberger, a custodian at Central Campus High School in Minot and the ND Education Support Professional of the Year. In addition, we have stories on the ongoing session of the ND Legislature, a Member Voices column by Bismarck teacher Heather Hintz, profile of NDPERS board member Jason Grueneich, and more.
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Result List

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Cover Story

Rewards of a Job Well Done

by: Kelly Hagen March 23, 2023
Minot custodian Bruce Schonberger, our 2023 Education Support Professional of the Year, reflects on his career in service to schools, students and their families.
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Feature Article

A Collective Approach to Negotiations

by: Kelly Hagen May 1, 2023
As teachers enter into contract negotiations with school districts, negotiator shares tips on how to get involved in process of collective bargaining.
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Feature Article

In Service to the Public

by: Kelly Hagen April 20, 2023
ND United member Jason Grueneich shares his story of how he came to be involved as state employee and member of NDPERS Board of Trustees.

Special Sections

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Quote byJoe Drumm , GFEA Educator & Negotiator

"We move as one. Wherever we go and whatever we do, as a union we move together. We cannot hope to make any notable difference in our locals if we act separately from each other."
—Joe Drumm , GFEA Educator & Negotiator
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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.