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UTW members have the best of both worlds. Our affiliation with both national organizations, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), allows us to offer the best in benefits and services. This includes many types of insurance, discounts on car rentals, travel, entertainment, cell phones, credit and budget counseling, loan programs and progressive professional development.

Kansas National Education Association (KNEA)

Kansas National Education Association (KNEA)

The Kansas National Education Association's mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members, Kansans, and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

To accomplish this, we work with laser focus on three strategic goals:  quality public schools, strengthen the teaching profession, and improve the well-being of members. Most important to KNEA members are the concerns of teachers and the needs of students. KNEA, in cooperation with its local associations and the National Education Association, developed a variety of programs to meet both the professional and the personal needs of its membership.

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National Education Association (NEA)

National Education Association (NEA)

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.5 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.

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Kansas American Federation of Teachers (KAFT)

Kansas American Federation of Teachers (KAFT)

The Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) was formed in 1962 as an organization representing public employees throughout Kansas. In an effort to strengthen the organization and provide additional service to public employees, KAPE affiliated with the International American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO in 1987.

Currently, AFT - Kansas is a State Federation of 14 Local Unions. They advocate on behalf of the members while providing support and resources to each local. KAFT strives to build, strengthen, and provide service to the members as well as the communities and people they serve.

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Member Benefits

We Provide You The Resources You Need

Effective learning only takes place when high-quality teachers, with support of other education professionals, have the materials and assistance needed to accomplish the task.

We Offer A Peer Consultant Program

Our Peer Consultant Program provides intensive one-on-one assistance for first year teachers. This program is entering its twelfth year of developing distinguished educators who provide successful learning experiences for all students.

Benefits & Services with Affliates Are Provided

Our affiliation with both national organizations, the AFT and the NEA allows us to offer the best in benefits and services. Including many types of insurance, discounts on car rentals, travel, entertainment, cell phones, credit and budget counseling, loan programs and progressive professional development.

UTW Negotiates Salaries & Benefits

UTW, as an advocate for quality public schools, lobbies the Kansas Legislature and the State Board of Education to ensure strong, pro-public education policies/laws are enacted. In order to keep the best educators, UTW negotiates with the USD 259 Board of Education for competitive salaries, benefits, and working conditions.

We Keep You Informed!

UTW keeps members informed through daily Facebook posts, weekly emails, and several monthly newsletters. Only UTW members receive a copy of the Teachers Employment Agreement (contract). Our national affiliates also keep members informed on current trends in public education as well as challenges and successes of your colleagues across the country through publications and expansive websites.