The Association of Research and Bargaining Professionals was established in December 2018 by merging the State Education of Research Professionals (SERSA) and the National Association of Bargaining Professionals (NABP) with the purpose to promote an effective interchange of ideas and methods to support the coordination of collective bargaining and research service with national, state, and local associations.

Who we are: Membership in the organization is comprised of NEA affiliate staff members from across the country. Annual Dues $200.

Membership: In most state association contracts, the affiliate will pay for dues in a professional association. We encourage you to make ARBP your professional association of choice.

2023 ARBP Board:

Co-Presidents:  Jay Blain, Utah EA & Monica Southworth, NEA-Alaska
Co-Vice President of Collective Bargaining:  Jennifer Dubas, Nebraska State EA
Co-Vice President of Research:  Vacant (position added July 21, 2023)
Secretary:  Robert Young, Oregon EA
Treasurer: Sarah Favinger, New Jersey EA
At-Large Research Director:  James Henniger-Voss, Pennsylvania State EA
At-Large Collective Bargaining Director:  Jess Paul Attilli, Ohio EA
Zone 1 Director:  Dan Gottheimer, Maryland State EA
Zone 2 Director:  Angela Dawson, Florida EA
Zone 3 Director:  Sarah Siegel, Colorado EA
Zone 4 Director:  Jennifer Silves, Washington EA
NEA Director:  Charles Holmes, NEA-CBMA

Past Co-Presidents:  Tammy Davis, New Hampshire EA & Greg McQuade, Arizona EA

To promote research and the practice of collective bargaining in public education.

We believe that research and bargaining is the integral link to organizing, advocacy, equity, social justice, and teaching and learning. We support our members through collaboration, networking and sharing ideas and methods to enhance the professional development of our members.

Conference: Join us at the ARBP annual conference every December. You will have the opportunity to present, and collaborate with your colleagues on issues that relate to your daily work.

ARBP Constitution and Bylaws

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