PSE President Reen Doser has been appointed chair of the National Coalition of Classified Educational Support Employee Unions (NCCESEU), which represents over 1 million public school employees across the country.
During her 20 years as a paraeducator with the Lake Stevens School District and her 15 years as a union leader, Doser has proven herself to be one of the strongest advocates for the quality services that classified employees provide. As chair, she will serve the coalition in its efforts to better the working conditions and lives of classified school employees on a national level.
Formed in 2009, the coalition gives a powerful, united voice to PSE members in the other Washington. It is also a chance for national and local unions to work together and share issues affecting other states and identify common concerns and problems facing classified employees. Along with PSE, the coalition consists of the California School Employee Association, Minnesota School Employee Association, SEIU Local 284 (Minnesota), the National Education Association, and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees. Every May, representatives from each union travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress to discuss and lobby issues important to classified employees, including funding for key educational programs.
Doser’s strong roots in education and Washington state politics, along with years of experience in the delivery of direct services to students, has fueled her passion to secure quality student services both across the state and nationally.