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MEA members have access to full range of legal services

Since 1852, when 20 teachers came together in Ypsilanti to form what would eventually become the MEA, public school employees have joined together to win and protect basic rights that help ensure they are treated with the fairness, respect and dignity they’ve earned. 

A chorus of 150,000 voices for public education

From the corridors of the state Capitol in Lansing to the halls of school buildings across Michigan, MEA staff members are hard at work advocating for students and employees at all levels of public education in Michigan.

MEA members reflect on first week of school

Schools across Michigan reopened their doors last week for the new school year — one filled with numerous possibilities, challenges and opportunities.

MEA launches new Help Center to provide members with quick and convenient services

MEA has launched a brand new help center to provide members with quick and convenient member services.

MEA stands up for members' rights by providing each member with $1 million in liability insurance

Chemistry labs, gymnasiums and other school facilities can be dangerous places, and accidents often result in lawsuits.

MEA stands up for members’ rights by providing each member with $1 million in liability insurance

Chemistry labs, gymnasiums and other school facilities can be dangerous places, and accidents often result in lawsuits.

MEA staff helps members navigate issues in special education

It’s an unconscionable stain on our nation’s history: Fewer than 40 years ago, many states had laws that actually forbid special needs students from attending public schools, including students who were deaf, blind or had developmental disabilities.

MEA membership means better contracts together

With the passage of Michigan’s Public Employment Relations Act in 1965, teachers finally went from begging to bargaining. Thanks to PERA, all public school employees have the right to negotiate for fair wages, quality health care benefits and decent working conditions.

MEA helps members with state and national certification issues

By law, Michigan public school districts can only employ teachers who have a valid teaching certificate for an instructional assignment.

It can be a complicated process, and thankfully, MEA is here to help.

MEA provides members with up-to-date information on state requirements for maintaining a teaching certificate in Michigan, and provides assistance to members when individual questions arise.

MEA members comprise Michigan’s leading education organization

With 150,000 members working together to improve educational outcomes for their students and working conditions for school employees, MEA is far and away Michigan’s largest and leading education organization.

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