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."

Breaking News -- New Prop 2 ad counters false claims

Protect Working Families has released its newest ad in support of Proposal 2. The 30-second ad features law enforcement officials setting the record straight on Proposal 2 and showing how collective bargaining keeps our children safe.