Being a teacher is difficult enough most days, but if it were not for the protections and advocacy of our union, teaching would be intolerable. From protecting planning time and duty-free lunch, to ensuring ALL bargaining unit members receive bonuses and raises regardless of their job title, our union has our back! In a time where teachers’ reputations are being trashed and our professionalism and training are questioned at every turn, the solidarity and camaraderie I feel at union events-local, and state level-is a huge boost. Our union’s strength is in its numbers. I cannot imagine NOT being a part of my union, my professional organization.