What is the NIA?
The NIA is NOLS' Labor Organization. We strive to represent all NOLS employees below the level of the Executive Team. We are a 501(c)(5) tax exempt Labor Organization, legally, financially, and operationally independent from the NOLS administration.
What do we do?
We work to gather feedback from employees and represent these views to the decision makers at the School. We also support the flow of information the other way, from the Board of Trustees to the newest hire. The NIA's role can be summed up as working directly with the administration to support the work done by dedicated employees to make the school a better place to work, to learn, and to live. Specific examples of our efforts include:
Our themes for the current Strategic Plan:
What have we accomplished?
Many of the things that NOLS does to support employees began as NIA projects. Today we may take these “basics” for granted, but it was NIA advocacy, organization, and/or funding that got the ball rolling.
We have successfully advocated for: