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Cover of the September 2023 issue of United Voices

United Voices - September 2023

Ten years ago, North Dakotans from communities all across the state, representing the wishes of thousands of their fellow union members, workers in public education and public service, had a choice to make. A big one, at that. Read about this historic milestone in our union's history in this issue of United Voices.
Cover of the September 2023 issue of United Voices

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A birthday candle in the shape of the number 1, next to a commemorative coin with the North Dakota United logo, standing together on a light blue background, with brightly colored confetti falling in the background and gathered on the ground.
Cover Story

Ten Years, United

by: Kelly Hagen September 2023
A decade ago, two unions made a choice to become one more powerful voice for public education and public services in the state of North Dakota.

Special Sections

  • high school student wearing cap and gown getting their diploma
  • group of teachers standing with folders and papers
  • group of people standing in front of flags
  • woman wearing graduation cap and gown


  • Photo from the perspective of a lawmaker in the North Dakota House of Representatives. The foreground is a microphone and voting panel. The background is the House chamber.
  • images of young students running with their backpacks on
  • North Dakota United Vice President for Public Employees Gary Feist standing outside.
  • pic of ndu delegate assembly

Quote byChad Oban , Executive Director, ND United

With a little logic, a basic understanding of local control and the role of governments, and just a brief glance back at our state’s financial history, we’ll see that this is a risk we can’t afford to take.
—Chad Oban , Executive Director, ND United
headshot of man in suit

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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.