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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

Central Michigan University economist Jason Taylor explains how raising the minimum wage will hurt teen workers trying to find their first job. See more at "Raising the Minimum Wage, Lowering Opportunity."


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