Higher Ed Union

Unions in Higher Education

Why are unions important in higher education?

Because working together to raise the voice of faculty and staff for their students and their careers is essential.



Forming a Union in Higher Education – Learn more about the process of unionizing in higher education from this helpful FAQ.

Higher Ed Union Elevates Member Voices – A feature from the MEA Voice magazine about the importance of higher education faculty and staff having a voice in decisions at their institutions.

Labor Voices: Whitmer’s bipartisan higher-ed budget can help Michigan lead the way – MEA President Paula Herbart’s July Detroit News column about the importance of Gov. Whitmer’s bipartisan education budget for higher education and the workforce.

Michigan Association for Higher Education – MAHE is MEA’s constituency group helping to ensure the voices of higher education members are heard in the organization as the union advocates for quality public education at all levels.  Learn more about the group, recent higher education news from MEA, and the upcoming MEA Higher Education Conference on Friday, Oct. 21.

Why I Belong: Eva Menefee

Why I Belong: David Jesuit