MEA - Retired
Do Not Forget to Vote in the MEA-Retired Elections!
February 8 - 19, 2016
Beginning February 8, 2016, MEA-Retired members will begin casting their ballots for MEA-Retired delegates to the MEA Representative Assembly, the NEA Representative Assembly, and the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting as well as Region Directors, if needed.
Online voting will continue until 4 p.m. EST on February 19, 2016. Complete voting instructions can be found by clicking here.
MEA Supports Lawsuit by Detroit Teachers, DFT, AFT
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29, 2016 — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook regarding the DFT/AFT lawsuit challenging conditions in Detroit Public Schools:
“Just as we’ve seen in Flint, the conditions in Detroit Public Schools are appalling. No one can argue that point. The issue is whether we’re willing to tolerate Third-World conditions in our urban centers. The question is if we’re going to stand up for democracy.
“We need an end to the stifling of our collective voices by unelected emergency managers. We need investment in our schools, not punishment for the dedicated individuals who devote their lives to educating the next generation – often putting their own health and safety at risk.
“While the MEA does not represent the educators in Detroit, our members stand with them in their desire to raise awareness and spur action to provide the best quality education to the students of Detroit Public Schools and all schools throughout Michigan.”
MEA joins petition drive in support of earned paid sick time
More than 1.5 million Michigan workers-and even some MEA members--don't have access to paid sick time. As a result, the MEA Board voted to support an Earned Sick Time ballot measure by the Time to Care Campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to earn paid sick time. For more information click here.
2016 MEA scholarship applications are now available online
Applications for the 2016 MEA Scholarship are now available online at www.mea.org/mea-scholarship. Only dependents of MEA members or MEA-Retired members in good standing are eligible for the scholarships. The general criteria for awarding the scholarships include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, as well as school and community service.
The deadline for returning applications is Thursday, February 25, 2016. Contact Barb Hitchcock at firstname.lastname@example.org information.