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Why join?

DSEA, along with its parent organization, the National Education Association, offers an impressive collection of services and benefits to its members.  These benefits range from financial assistance and professional development to legal representation and protection.

A DSEA/NEA membership provides you with:

Protection and Representation

  • DSEA/NEA Legal Services Program defends a member's employment rights

  • DSEA/NEA Attorney Referral Program provides members with exceptional legal services for personal matters at reduced rates

  • Advocacy to protect your retirement interests

  • A UniServ Director (i.e. labor relations consultant) assigned to provide direct assistance to your local association and, when appropriate, personal representation for your own employment-related issues

  • Representation before state agencies, such as the Professional Standards Board and the State Employee Benefits Committee

Professional Development

  • Targeted trainings, throughout the year, on important professional issues

  • Information about your profession and the activities of your association through print publications (ACTION! and NEA Today), websites ( and, and social media platforms

  • Valuable resources for improving your practice with the NEA Professional Library

  • Advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels

Economic Benefits

  • A wide-variety of dollar-stretching economic services and benefits programs through NEA Member Benefits

  • Discounts through DSEA Member Benefits

  • Complimentary life insurance to eligible members

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