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Hannah K. Mead

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Hannah Mead is a former assistant editor for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, having worked there from July 2009 through August 2011. Before this, she worked twice as a summer … more

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Aaron C. Mead was a summer 2007 research intern for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Originally from the state of Washington, he moved to Michigan to attend Hillsdale College, … more

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Teachers Union Said They Were Done Losing Members (They’ve Lost 17K Since)

MEA membership is down to 90,000 from 117,000 before right-to-work

… Education Association (MEA) had spent those two … government, and the MEA’s most recent one was … two years since the MEA said it expected no … more

Teachers Union Membership Down 20 Percent, But Executive's Pay up $61,000

Union officer's pay hikes also part of school pension-spiking scheme

… work full time for the MEA. The school district … implemented by other MEA officials, but the Republican-controlled … bill died. The MEA did not respond to questions … went into effect, the MEA’s membership was 113,147. … 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

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 Prez and VP should talk

… that for you . If the MEA is staying away from … its former members, MEA President Steve Cook … release posted on the MEA’s own website. Cook … more

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

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

MEA Concedes Large Percentage of ‘Conservative’ Teachers, Endorses 97% Democrats

… as conservative. The MEA represents more than 157,000 teachers, … same magazine, the MEA released its recommendations … partisan issue.” MEA President Iris Salters … R-Rochester Hills, who the MEA has not endorsed, said … more

Independent Union Shows Unions Can Prosper Under Right-To-Work

Roscommon Teachers Association left the MEA and doesn't have to bully members to keep them

… amount charged by the MEA, the state's largest … payments. The MEA continues to impose … 2014 ruling that the MEA is breaking the law … August. The MEA lost an estimated 5,000 … more

MEA: Too Many People Making $ Off Public Schools

MEA president made $212,848 last year

… as president of the MEA, a private organization … more

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