NJEA Unity Pin
• What is a unity pin?
o In 1966, the NEA Executive Committee adopted the unity symbol as the “collective membership mark” of the united teaching profession. In short, the unity symbol shows education moving forward through a never-ending, ever- changing pattern with you, for you, and by you.
o The NJEA Unity Pin can be presented to a first-year member at an official association organizing event.
• During an association’s new member installation ceremony, the unity symbol could be described and then the pin handed out to each new member. Some locals refer to this as the “pinning ceremony.” At the pinning ceremony, the NJEA video: Honoring our past; imagining our future
could be played (9 minutes; request a copy from your NJEA regional office).
• Consider ordering lanyards with your association name printed upon them. Members can be encouraged to attach the unity pin to their lanyards and wear them every day.
o Contact your regional NJEA UniServ office to order unity pins for your members. THE UNITY PIN HAS BEEN *SLIGHTLY* REDESIGNED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!