6/3/2013: That would be at the University of Hawaii, quitting the NEA after 40 years because they didn’t get any bargaining help from the NEA and disagreed with their politics. The NEA is not exactly on a roll with faculty unions – at Montana State the tenured faculty recently voted to decertify their local,
which was I think associated with the Montana NEA which was associated with the NEA and AFT nationally, and the state affiliate was a merged MEA-MFT. (Thanks, commenter)
No one paying attention to the UO bargaining sessions could claim that the National AAUP and the state AFT are not doing a spectacular job supporting the UO faculty – even though we’re not yet sending them a dime in dues (don’t feel guilty, we will as soon as there’s a contract.) But the PSU local has had fights with the AAUP before too, so this is the sort of thing to keep an eye on.