April 4, 2011 - Regarding today’s ruling that the Legislature requiring an additional 3 percent contribution by school employees for retiree health insurance is unconstitutional, the following statement can be attributed to MEA President Iris K. Salters:
“We’re pleased to see this decision come down on the side of public school employees and their families. We’ve long maintained that last year’s actions by lawmakers were unconstitutional – even the Legislature has to follow due process of law.
WASHINGTON—National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel today joined other community and education leaders in a panel discussion on education policy at the National Action Network 20th Anniversary National Convention.
Updated April 4, 2011 – Units are put on MEA’s critical list when efforts to reach a contract stall or when bargaining has been protracted and unproductive and school district employees feel they need assistance from the community and MEA to reach a fair and equitable contract settlement.