Article II – MembershipSection 1: Categories of Membership & Voting RightsA. Active membership shall be open to all persons who are active members of the NEA, employees of NEA and its state and local affiliates, or life members of the NEA. Active membership has full voting rightsB. Student membership shall be open to all student NEA members. Student membership has full voting rightsC. Retired membership shall be open to all NEA-retired members. Retired membership has full voting rightsD. Membership shall become effective upon payment of dues and membership year runs from the day after the gavel drops to close NEA RA through the last day of NEA RA.E. In order to vote in the current election, membership must be purchased prior to the end of RA business on the day before caucus elections. (Exceptions will be made in the founding year)Section 2: Members agree to support the mission and goals, and be in good standing on the FaceBook Page, if on FaceBook, of the National BATS FaceBook group and agree to be the members of the caucus attending official caucus meetings during the NEA-RA.
Article IX – FinanceSection 1: Regular Membership Dues shall be $10 per yearSection 2: Contributing Membership dues shall be $20 per year, conferring the same rights but with additional benefits to be determined by the NEA BATS Officers.