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Bargaining and Research
AFUM is supported by MEA and NEA throughout negotiations and contract administration. This includes access to 900 higher education contracts, a database of salary and other financial information for 3,000 colleges and universities, and NEA's Higher Education Organizing & Collective Bargaining Resources.
Government Relations Program
Through political action and lobbying, AFUM and MEA are powerful voices on State funding, employment rights, academic freedom and the future of higher education. NEA lobbies Congress on federal funding and higher education issues such as the Higher Education Act reauthorization.
AFUM is a member of NCHE, an independent organization within NEA. NCHE staff members respond to faculty concerns, recommend programs to NEA, and promote academic excellence and justice.
The NEA Higher Education website provides assistance with teaching, research, publications and grants. Other grants are available through the NEA Foundation. NEA provides the following member publications:
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