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Updated December 9, 2021

April is Membership Month!

The NWSEO Celebrates Its MEMBERS

(March 30, 2021) The NWSEO Membership Services & Recruitment Committee are preparing for Membership Month, with enhanced resources for recruiters, an outreach list of all prospective members, templates, enrollment incentives and rewards.

NWSEO plans for more feature stories on each bargaining unit NWSEO represents. “The Spotlight & feature articles written about members have connected employees from across the nation, sharing work experiences, highlights and accomplishments. This type of connection has strengthened our union even more,” stated the NWSEO Membership Director.

And, did you know? NWSEO Stewards are permitted up to 15 minutes to meet with each newly hired employee assigned to their facility for the purpose of explaining the role and responsibilities of the NWSEO, under Article 6: Section 7 of the CBA. Please reach out to your MIC and request 15 minutes of official time for this.


 Visit for continuous updates over the next couple of months.

  • Learn why others support the work of
  • Nominate a NWSEO Member for the Spotlight
  • Phone/Email Outreach Campaign, coordinated by the Membership
  • All About Membership “Share Package” will be available to all NWSEO Stewards/Vice Stewards to include templates to use for outreach.
  • Share the Value of NWSEO, the accomplishments and benefits of NWSEO with your co-
  • Learn How to Make Local NWSEO Meetings Interesting and Useful with your members, both in-person and
  • Host a local meeting with your members (i.e. Google Hangout). Topics may include:
    • COVID updates, staffing restrictions, safety requirements,
    • The new CBA and its implications
    • Recruiting and retention efforts
    • Ongoing and potential upcoming changes in regional policies/processes
    • "The door is always open! We want to hear from our members!"

Reach out to your Regional and Vice Chairs, or your Membership Director if you have questions.

Read more in NWSEO News & Archives.


Membership Form 1187

Please contact NWSEO Membership Services at with any questions on completing the Form 1187, enrollment incentives, or membership rewards. You have a team ready to assist you in your recruitment efforts.

Why did you join NWSEO?


"I enjoyed being active in my work with NWSEO.  I had many opportunities to strengthen the membership and recruited many Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) students and interns over many years.  I also helped to organize AOML, and I participated in the NWS Diversity Council and the Health and Safety team that secured the Health & Wellness benefits for NWS employees."

— Robert Ebaugh, Lifetime Member


"It is especially in hard times like the Federal Government shutdown, and COVID-19, that I am extremely thankful to have a voice through the NWSEO."

— Lisa Schmit, NWSEO Steward NWS Twin Cities, MN


"NWSEO serves many purposes, but the one that made me join: Many people are intimidated by managers and are reluctant to give or get direct feedback from them. NWSEO (especially on the local level) provides any bargaining unit employee with a real voice without fear of reprisal. It is so beneficial to actually have this avenue of input instead of someone just having to simply put up with whatever working conditions/ environments. Luckily, so far in my NWS career, I have worked with mostly good managers... but prior to NWS I worked for a couple of terrible ones which makes me appreciate the role of NWSEO even more."

— Mark Pellerito, NWSEO Steward Binghamton, NY