Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Invitation

VEA members can save up to 50% off the retail price of items at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store between August 15 and September 18, 2016.  You will need to bring the invitation letter (click here), your work identification, and photo ID. Store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday or Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

14100 NW Science Park Drive
Portland, OR 97229

Monica Stonier

VEA endorses Monica Stonier

A VEA team representing elementary, middle, and high school members interviewed three candidates for the 49th district house seat. The team was very happy to endorse Monica Stonier. She will be running for Jim Moeller’s house seat, which he is vacating to run for lieutenant governor.

Deduct your dues

Doing your 2015 taxes? You can deduct most of your association dues from your income tax.  Click here to see how much you can deduct.

Don’t be taken in

The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More

WEA special ed support center website launched

WEA has just launched a new website from the Special Education Support Center. The new website’s primary goal is to support efforts on behalf of students with disabilities.  WEA will continuously update the site to provide the latest in special ed information for educators, parents, community members, and students. The website is designed to be highly interactive and will present current, valid, and reliable information to enhance service for students with disabilities.Read More

The Purpose of the Vancouver Education Association

The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.