Large Numbers Turn Out to Protest Snyder’s 3% Appeal in Statewide Events

Just as hundreds of protesters gathered elsewhere across the state, about 200 school employees, school retirees, and their supporters in Grand Rapids waved handmade signs and chanted at a busy intersection during rush hour on Wednesday to demand Gov. Rick Snyder stop appealing the 3 percent retirement case. 

Attendees Inspired, Informed at MEA Summer Leadership Conference

Educators need to take back control of the narrative about public schools, because we’ve allowed our detractors to define us – teachers, support professionals, higher education employees and our unions – according to Christopher Lloyd, a former television journalist who’s now an elementary school teacher and union leader in Maryland.  

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Across Michigan on Wednesday, Aug. 3, MEA and AFT Michigan members will gather together in their communities to protest Gov. Rick Snyder's frivolous appeal of a court ruling that school employees are owed 3% of their salary that the state illegally stole from paychecks.