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MEA-Endorsed Candidate: Education Spending Is Up

… only way they (the MEA) can say that it is … agree with what the MEA is saying about spending. In … Snyder took office, the MEA, which is the state s … I don t agree with MEA on a lot of things, … more
August MEA opt-out postcard

MEA Upset at Having to Follow State Law

… choose. But the MEA is also upset at the … performance. Who, exactly, are MEA officials representing … backgrounds. Who, exactly, are MEA officials representing … of their rights, the MEA wrote: If [the … more

University Employees Break From MEA For Better Service At Lower Cost

Local Union Prez: 'We have fewer members exercising RTW than we had fee payers with the MEA'

… fee payers with the MEA," she said. Bedford … more members under the MEA would have opted out. She … over the years the MEA failed to represent … at least one other MEA group in higher education … more

'Worst Fears' of MEA Realized as Teachers Leave

Union president's greatest fear was losing 'thousands' of members — another 5K left in August

… but added that the MEA s claims of losing … forward a year. The MEA s August-only opt out … do so in August. The MEA revealed that while … right-to-work law was over, the MEA realized its biggest … more

Absent MEA Action, State Could Step In

MEA ducks question about having state inform members about right-to-work law

… inform union members, an MEA spokesman started to … allegations that the MEA is not fully complying … getting out of the MEA has proven to be a tricky … state. According to the MEA, its members can only … more

More Teachers Than Ever Now Know Opt-Out Rights

Courageous teachers stood up to MEA bullying

… president of the MEA, but they stood firm … two teachers , the MEA finally recognized their … heard of before. An MEA official testified under … to learn about the MEA s formerly non-publicized … more

MEA’s August Window Declared Illegal

Judge finds union guilty of unfair labor practices

… state statute. The MEA, unfortunately, chose … an internal rule the MEA would not accept a member s … employees charged the MEA with unfair labor practices. … that Respondent [the MEA] violated Section 10 … more

MEA Still Chasing Thousands Not Paying Dues Or Fees

Union says 7,000 not paying; MEA members can leave the union only during month of August

… despite promises by the MEA that it will send debt … thinks the MEA could lose as many as … week, Doug Pratt, the MEA's director of member … three months after MEA Executive Director Gretchen … more

MEA Embraces More Outsourcing

But still protests when schools do it

… video that features MEA employees attesting to … services was. In it, MEA representatives admit … collection services, the MEA makes a strong case … membership organization, the MEA's main purpose should … more

MEA Committee Urges Dems To Vote In GOP Primary

… labeled: "IMPORTANT!," the MEA/Livingston County PAC … print: " To: All MEA members residing in … ballot happens to be meaningless in this primary, … he had received the MEA endorsement. "I … more

Northern Michigan University economist Hugo Eyzaguirre discusses how raising the minimum wage will hurt emerging local economies. See more at "Raising the Minimum Wage, Lowering Opportunity."


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