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MEA members get free and discounted life insurance

It pays to plan ahead -- and MEA members don’t have to pay much to do just that.

Every MEA member is eligible for free life insurance through NEA Member Benefits, as well as deep discounts on group term and individual life insurance plans through MEA Financial Services.

MEA members have access to employee rights experts

One of the biggest advantages of MEA membership is the service provided directly to members by MEA’s local UniServ directors.

These highly trained professional labor relations consultants help teachers, education support professionals and higher education employees access a wide variety of services available only to members.

MEA helps members with state and national certification issues

By law, Michigan public school districts can only employ teachers who have a valid teaching certificate for an instructional assignment.

MEA members comprise Michigan’s leading education organization

​With 150,000 members working together to improve educational outcomes for their students and working conditions for school employees, MEA is far and away Michigan’s largest and leading education organization.

MEA conferences and trainings provide members with opportunities to learn, network and engage

​MEA coordinates training in professional development, advocacy, member engagement, leadership, bargaining, communications and political action at its two major conferences: the Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference and the Summer Leadership Conference.

MEA members can save thousands through exclusive discounts

Think of the items and services a household regularly purchases — groceries, clothing, meals, oil changes, entertainment.  It all adds up over time.

MEA members have access to full range of legal services

Since 1852, when 20 teachers came together in Ypsilanti to form what would eventually become the MEA, public school employees have joined together to win and protect basic rights that help ensure they are treated with the fairness, respect and dignity they’ve earned. 

A chorus of 150,000 voices for public education

From the corridors of the state Capitol in Lansing to the halls of school buildings across Michigan, MEA staff members are hard at work advocating for students and employees at all levels of public education in Michigan.

MEA members reflect on first week of school

Schools across Michigan reopened their doors last week for the new school year — one filled with numerous possibilities, challenges and opportunities.

MEA launches new Help Center to provide members with quick and convenient services

MEA has launched a brand new help center to provide members with quick and convenient member services.

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