UniServ? What's a UniServ?
The National Education Association UniServ (United Service) Program was started in 1970 to provide assistance to local associations to help with collective bargaining, defense of member rights, political action, and other matters. Washington Education Association is composed of 21 UniServ Councils statewide, including our own Rainier UniServ Council.
Rainier has two large certificated locals, three classified units, and two higher education locals. More information about these groups is located under the Association Information heading.
Where are we?
The Rainier UniServ Council is located near SouthCenter Mall, on Andover Park West. The Council represents a diverse group of members, including two large K-12 locals, an ESD classified unit, faculty at two community colleges, a school district classified unit, and a prof-tech unit. We have a membership of close to 3,600 which is supported by two UniServ representatives and an associate staff person.
"The mission of the Rainier UniServ Council is to engage, educate, organize, and empower members to advocate for themselves and their profession. We use our collective power to ensure excellent public schools for students, staff, and communities."
"Leadership will aggressively pursue and communicate the interests of members in professional development, bargaining, political action, and community organizing. The link to WEA will be strengthened in order to provide the best services to members."
Rainier UniServ publishes newsletters twice yearly with activities and information of interest to our members. The links below will take you to those newsletters.
Are you SURE you're a member?
In order to be a member of the WEA, you must fill out, sign a membership form, and return it to our office. We'd love to help you do that! Just call our office at 206.246.9308.