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Information to Help You Make Your Retirement Decision Under S.B. 1040

View a video from the MEA General Counsel discussing the choice you must make under S.B. 1040 (P.A. 300). He also discusses MEA's legal fight on your behalf.

To help members navigate all the changes SB 1040 has brought, MEA Financial Services has been scheduling informational sessions across the state. If you haven’t been able to attend one of the sessions, you can view MEA Financial Services Manager Ross Wilson’s presentation and his Power Point.

Statement from MEA President Steve Cook on deceptive ’Freedom to Freeload’ bill

EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 6, 2012 — Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican leadership today announced they would push so-called “right-to-work” bills that include public and private workers while carving out exemptions for police and firefighters. Swift legislative action on these bills is already underway. The following statement can be attributed to Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook:

Hearing to be held Thursday in school employee retirement challenge

Legal challenges to a recent law increasing health care and retirement costs for school employees will be heard Thursday morning in front of Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.

Beware of lying robocalls by Prop 2 opponents

There’s hasn’t been a lie, a dollar or a phone call that the opposition hasn’t used to make sure the voices of working families are silenced on Nov. 6. Within the past week, MEA members have been targeted with robocalls, full of lies and cheap, dirty political tricks meant to confuse you about Proposal 2.

Be responsible; get informed before Nov. 6

With all of the misleading ads, scare tactics and outright lies flooding our TV stations and mailboxes, it's good to know that there are honest and reliable sources of information about the six ballot proposals voters will be deciding in November.

MEA submits input to Governor’s school finance workgroup

EAST LANSING, Mich., Oct. 16, 2012 – Answering the call for input on education funding reform by the Governor’s Oxford Foundation school finance workgroup, MEA has submitted a comprehensive set of research-based recommendations for how to properly fund an effective public education system in Michigan.     

Three new courses added to MEA's online PD

Three new courses added to MEA's Online PD
MEA's Online Professional Development system has just added three new courses to the libraries it currently supports. The courses will continue to be offered for State Continuing Education Clock-Hours (formerly known as SBCEUs), as well as college credit through Central Michigan University.

'Kids not CEOs' goes national

NEA is using MEA's successful "Kids not CEOs" campaign for an online advertisement for tax fairness.

Legislators debate more education ‘reforms’ before election break

We won’t see much action from the Legislature until after the Nov. 6 election, but before they left, they did some work on bills affecting education.

2012 Presidential debate schedule begins Wednesday

The first Presidential debate of Election 2012 is Wed., Oct. 3. The University of Denver will be hosting President Obama and Mitt Romney debating the issue of domestic policy. The moderator is Jim Lehrer, host of PBS “News Hour.”

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