Now that the divisive campaign season is behind us, lawmakers should use the lame-duck legislative session to unite and address Flint’s suffering. It is past time to fix the water crisis that continues to damage the lives of Flint residents.
‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years. Jennifer Young,…
In his baseball cap and Nike collared shirt—a lanyard for his keys hanging from the pocket of his sweatpants— Jeff Smith looks the part of a burly defensive coordinator for a varsity football team.
MEA is the strongest professional labor union for public school employees in Michigan thanks to the collective power of its 140,000 members and the talents of experienced lobbyists and political action professionals. This combination has helped us secure legislation that benefits both members and students.
Thanks to members who expressed their concerns that the new M-STEP took too much time away from teaching and was plagued with technical problems, the time taken up with M-STEP will be reduced next year.
Protecting the rights of school employees is the core of MEA’s mission. Through your MEA membership, you can take advantage of the expertise and assistance of UniServ directors, along with legal services and liability insurance.
Thinking about a holiday trip or a spring break getaway? Your MEA Membership Card can make it happen with money-saving discounts on vacation packages, airline tickets, hotel stays, car rentals, and more.
It’s another advantage of your MEA membership–turning your dues into savings for you and your family. To start saving, go to the Members Only section of www.mea.org.