MEA members and other union workers honored at Labor Day events

MEA members from all corners of Michigan joined with their union brothers and sisters in Labor Day festivities last week to celebrate the invaluable contributions that union members have made to American society.

Teachers and education support professionals were cheered by citizens who attended Labor Day across the state. Such displays of public support for MEA members serve as a strong reminder that school employees are well-respected by the public — despite what some right-wing politicians might think.

“MEA had a strong contingent of members marching in the annual Labor Day Parade here in Muskegon,” reported George Worden, a retired MEA member from Norton Shores who attended a parade in Muskegon. “There were cheers and hand-clapping from the citizens on both sides of the street as their teachers and support staff marched by — it was fun.”