A Big Bold Thanks to the Mighty MEA

Engagement * Bargaining * Advocacy * Justice * Empowerment * Support by Carolyn Matzinger, MEA‑Retired Let me say with full-throated enthusiasm thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the support the MEA gave me to prevail against an unjust decision about my qualifications for non-duty disability retirement due to my Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). […]

With MEA Help, Injured Teacher Wins Long and Tough Battle for Benefits

By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor LIKE MANY educators, Jennifer Gougeon-Catarino has always been a planner—independent and efficient at getting things done. A teacher friend once called her “Polly Positive” for her go-getter spirit. “I was productive, and I was in control,” she said. “I thought I had my whole life planned out. Then this happened.” Four years […]