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MEA conferences and trainings provide members with opportunities to learn, network and engage

MEA coordinates training in professional development, advocacy, member engagement, leadership, bargaining, communications and political action at its two major conferences: the Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference and the Summer Leadership Conference.

MEA President Cook releases new video with important tax information for members

MEA President Steve Cook has released a new video providing tax tips for MEA members, as many Michiganders face higher tax bills due to Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP Legislature’s tax increases on the middle class.

“As we’re busy completing our tax forms, you may have noticed something different with your state taxes: They’ve gone up as your take home pay has gone down,” Cook said. “That’s because many of the tax deductions you’ve relied on have either been eliminated or severely reduced.”

Online professional development provides MEA members with career advantage

Teachers and education support professionals who are MEA members receive free access to numerous online professional development opportunities that can help advance their careers.

Message from President Steve Cook on impacts of right-to-work -- and how we're fighting back

With the passage of so-called "right-to-work" legislation, many MEA members have been asking what this means for our union and for each of us as individuals.

Show off your creative side in the 49th Annual MEA art exhibit

MEA members are invited to submit original works of art for the 49th Annual MEA/Michigan Art Education Association Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition. 

Make your VOICE heard

MEA Voice is looking for member journalists to contribute to the print and online versions of the magazine.

Get a discount on education items

SmileMakers is offering education association members up to 50 percent off on products for the classroom and home, including season-themed gifts and motivational awards.

Merit Curriculum affecting graduation rates

Stricter graduation requirements established under the Michigan Merit Curriculum have led to fewer students graduating, according to a study by the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research. The Consortium is a partnership between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the state of Michigan.

Swift: EPI study promotes Proposal 2 benefits

In a Detroit News opinion editorial, Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift points to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) suggesting that “collective bargaining is the process we should turn to in order to negotiate a better future for our state.” The EPI study links the decline of the middle class to the erosion of collective bargaining in Michigan.

MEA urges funding for Governor's voc/tech training expansion


MEA urges funding for Governor's voc/tech training expansion
MEA supports Gov. Snyder's recent call for the need to expand vocational and technical education for Michigan students.

MEA President Steven Cook said, "Providing students with the training to match the jobs that are being created in today's society is clearly a worthy goal.  I appreciate the Governor's focus and support of vocational and technical education in Michigan public schools."

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