Hundreds of people braved steady rain Monday night to show support of teachers in Utica and Parchment who have been working without contracts since July.
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“I knew that if I became a teacher, I was going to be a good one. I was going to be there for my students, no matter what. I was going to advocate for my students, and not just for my students, but for the staff and colleagues I’m going to be working with.”
Longtime MEA activist and Lansing teacher Deborah McMillan was posthumously awarded the 2017 MEA Distinguished Service Award, our organization’s highest honor, during last weekend’s Representative Assembly.
Local leaders in Parchment and Utica – where contract talks have stalled – are asking union members from neighboring communities to join them in informational picketing next Monday evening.
Several candidates for Michigan governor addressed delegates at the MEA Fall Representative Assembly last weekend in speeches that framed the high stakes for public education in next year’s election. Given the urgent need to restore educator voices to the policymaking arena, we are committed to creating avenues for MEA members to hear from candidates about…