MEA has its headquarter in East Lansing, Michigan and is a well known and oldest labor union representing a blend of more than thousands of teachers, education support staff and faculty members throughout the state. Mainly referred as the teachers’ union, MEA members include public school custodians, college faculties, paraprofessionals, bus drivers and many more. It also represents people working in the local public schools, charter schools as well as all those employees who work for private companies.
MEA works for its members’ employment goals is also promotes public education. It believes that both these goals are closely related. MEA has the mission to ensure that the education of their students and the working environments of their members are of the highest quality.
MEA is one of the strongest professional labor union created for the welfare of public school employees in Michigan. There are more than 140,000 members, experienced lobbyists and several active political professionals in MEA. This blend has helped us secure legislation which benefits both the students and members of MEA.
Because of individuals who communicated their concerns that the new M-STEP took too much time away from teaching and was full of technical issues, by next year the time take up by M-STEP will be reduced.
MEA lobbyists worked vigorously to make sure that the legislation establishing a statewide administrator and teacher evaluation system finally passed.
Their endeavors resulted in the improvement of the final bill that reduced the percentage of student growth while evaluating teacher’s performance and provides administrators and teachers in the assessment procedure. While dealing with assessments would be ideal, the last bill “due to be signed shortly” is a much improved option to what was initially proposed. You can know more about it by visiting the official site of MEA.
Lobbyists keep on working with legislators to enhance the third-grade reading bill so that struggling understudies get the resources and remediation they require to become successful, and not be kept down because they aren’t able to read properly.
MEA has also not surrendered the battle to win back the 3% of your compensation you contributed to the retiree health care benefits funds. The money stays in an escrow account while the case is still under appeal.
MEA keeps on observing the legislation that would allow guns on school premises, loosen rules regarding alternative certification and further attack your retirement.
Most MEA individuals participate actively in the bargaining unit which is being represented by MEA under the state or government labor law. Individuals within that bargaining unit are a piece of a “local association” enrollment is bound together over the neighborhood, state and national levels, so joining MEA means you’re also joining your local and the National Education Association. MEA has more than 1,100 local people speaking to educators and education support experts at school districts, advanced education institutions and other training related employers all over the Michigan.
The Michigan Education Association is an association devoted to the standards of government funded education, progression of quality education, and security of the privileges of education employees.
There are around 143,000 members of MEA, who are open K-12 instructors and education support experts; advanced education staff and educational support faculty; workers of middle school districts; and MEA-Retired individuals.
Established in 1852, the MEA was composed at first as the Michigan State Teachers Association, with 200 individuals. By the 1920s, local teacher organizations increased the activities by the association to improve the welfare of the profession. At was the time, when its name was changed to Michigan Education Association.
Amid the 1960s the MEA turned into an aggressive statewide constraint for educator rights and welfare, and in addition to other professionals concerns.
In 1984, active enrollment was extended to incorporate education support professionals. This created the largest single union together to represent the education employees.
All through its long history, MEA has stayed focused on quality education and holds a noticeable administration position as a strong promoter of state-funded education. As one of the methods for showing its dedication to government funded education, the MEA has built up and offers the MEA Scholarship.