Critical list

Updated April 4, 2011 – Units are put on MEA’s critical list when efforts to reach a contract stall or when bargaining has been protracted and unproductive and school district employees feel they need assistance from the community and MEA to reach a fair and equitable contract settlement.

In addition to developing appropriate crisis action plans in preparation for a possible job action, members in critical units will step up efforts to inform the community about negotiations with appropriate activities necessary to achieve a contract.

  • Albion teachers; 66 members; contract expired August 21, 2010; Tara Wilbur at 269-965-8322.
  • Beecher custodians, guards, maintenance & transportation; 43 members; contract expired June 30, 2003; Troy Scott at 810-733-7800.
  • Birch Run custodial, maintenance, office personnel, paraprofessionals, transportation; 69 members; contract expired June 30, 2010; Lynda Goward at 888-781-2540.
  • Calhoun ISD paraprofessionals; 75 members; contract expired June 30, 2010; Tara Wilbur at 269-965-8322.
  • Chassell teachers; 19 members; contract expired August 31, 2008; Terry LaJeunesse at 877-482-0632.
  • East Jackson teachers; 75 members: contract expired August 31, 2009; Brad Gibson at 800-995-5235.
  • Flint guards; 33 members; contract expired June 30, 2007; Sandy Grier at 810-733-7800.
  • Flint vocational/technical; 23 members; contract expired June 30, 2007; Sandy Grier at 810-733-7800.
  • Harper Creek paraprofessionals;57 members; contract expired June 30, 2010; Tara Wilbur at 269-965-8322.
  • Harper Creek secretaries; 13 members; contract expired June 30, 2010; Tara Wilbur at 269-965-8322.
  • Harper Creek teachers; 165 members; contract expired August 28, 2010; Tara Wilbur at 269-965-8322.
  • Harper Woods teachers, 68 members; contract expired August 31, 2009; Rick Flynn at 800-930-4950.
  • Lansing teachers; 1,032 members; contract expires July 31, 2011; Dennis Kubas (temp) at 888-632-4232.
  • Port Huron teachers; 580 members; contract expired August 15, 2010; Kathleen Trongo at 810-987-6710.
  • Richmond teachers; 85 members; contract expired August 31, 2009; Jane Cassady at 800-930-4950.
  • Royal Oak secretarial; 90 members; contract expired June 30, 2009; Joyce Casale at 248-559-4770.
  • Trenton teachers; 185 members; contract expired August 31, 2009; Cheryl Robinson at 313-381-5100.
  • United Teachers of Flint; 1,322 members; contract expired August 31, 2007; Sandy Grier at 810-733-7800.
  • West Bloomfield teachers; 415 members; contract expired August 31, 2010; Cyndi Austin at 248-553-8198.
  • Woodhaven teachers; 307 members; contract expired August 31, 2007; Nancy Koziol at 313-381-5100.

Contact: Rosemary Carey, Public Affairs Consultant, 800-292-1934 or 517-332-6551, ext. 6214

Units are put on MEA’s critical list when efforts to reach a contract stall or when bargaining has been protracted and unproductive and school district employees feel they need assistance from the community and MEA to reach a fair and equitable contract settlement. In addition to developing appropriate crisis action plans in preparation for a possible job action, members in critical units will step up efforts to inform the community about negotiations with appropriate activities necessary to achieve a contract.

“The mission of the MEA is to ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.”