Michigan Education Association

Letter from the PresidentIris Salters

Why belong?

It’s a question that prospective members routinely ask. It’s a question that current members frequently raise, too.

As president of the Michigan Education Association, a professional labor union of more than 160,000 education employees, I welcome such questions.

The reason to join—or to continue to support—MEA is the advantages that you gain at the bargaining table, in your classroom or work site, in the legislative arena and in your community.

Founded in 1852, the MEA is committed to advocating for you and your career. MEA’s mission is to ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality. As an MEA member, you are also a member of the 3.2 million-member National Education Association (NEA).

This booklet is designed to help explain the MEA Advantage. I hope it answers some of your questions. If not, please feel free to contact your local president, your MEA UniServ director, or me. We want you to be fully informed about all aspects of your membership. Sincerely,

Sincerely, Iris K. Salters MEA President


Updated: February 19, 2009 6:45 PM