Happy Birthday, Local 1

All seven past and current presidents of MEA Local 1 were on hand for a recent celebration of 41 years since the 1978 formation of the Multi Association Bargaining Organization (MABO) representing more than 5,000 educators in Macomb, Wayne, and St. Clair counties. Leaders, members, and staff from past and present crowded into the organization’s…

Opinion: Direct funds to needy students

September 18, 2019 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association We often hear politicians say, “It’s about the kids,” and, “The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.” If they truly believe that, they need to craft a state education budget that recognizes a simple fact: Not all students are the same. Unfortunately, the Republican education…

IT’S NEW! Nominate Support Staff for State Award

At last – Michigan will begin recognizing the important work of Education Support Professionals with an annual award. Nominations are now open for the new Education Support Staff Professional of the Year award – to be presented by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with MEA, AFT Michigan, and AFSCME Council 25. Who’s…

Labor Day 2019 Events

Join fellow MEA members as we celebrate Labor Day across Michigan! Don’t forget to wear #RedForEd at these events in Detroit, Marquette County, Grand Rapids and Muskegon (or wherever your Labor Day plans take you!). If you’re in Detroit, join MEA Vice President Chandra Madafferi, Secretary-Treasurer Brett Smith, and Executive Director Mike Shoudy at the…