Michigan Education Association stands in solidarity with striking EMU faculty

EAST LANSING — Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) strike action:

“At a time when Michigan families and students are struggling with a crippling educator shortage, it’s unconscionable that EMU administrators would want to jack up health care costs and reduce compensation for university employees. The Michigan Education Association stands in solidarity with the striking EMU-AAUP members, as well as workers everywhere who are fighting for better compensation, working conditions and professional respect.”

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MEA statement responding to Whitmer State of the State address

EAST LANSING — The following can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address on Wednesday evening: “Gov. Whitmer showed again tonight what being a pro-education governor looks like – and now, with allies in the Legislature, Michigan students and educators can count on desperately […]