MEA Member Benefit – An advocate for public education

You are a member of the state’s strongest professional labor union. MEA is your voice—whether at the bargaining table, at the Capitol, or in communications—that speaks for a quality education for all students; the working conditions and rights of public school employees; and the future of our state.

Much of what we bargain has a direct impact on the students we serve. Class size limits, adequate resources, and school safety are just some of the issues that improve employees’ working conditions and students’ learning conditions.

MEA lobbyists ensure that members’ voices are heard loud and clear on education issues. Thanks to their efforts, MEA played a pivotal role in establishing a statewide teacher and administrator evaluation system and in decreasing the amount of time spent on standardized testing.