Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Retirement Litigation

UPDATED - After a five year legal fight over the 3 percent withheld from school employees paychecks – a fight that may not be done if the state appeals the most recent decision in the case – we know MEA members have questions about what this means for them.  So, MEA has developed this frequently asked questions document to address some of those questions to the best of our ability, with the caveat that there are still many unknowns. Stay tuned here for updates as more information becomes available, and for answers to additional questions that come up.

Labor Voices: Treat Michigan school employees fairly

‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years.

Algonac teacher to receive Habitat for Humanity house

Shrinking incomes are driving Michigan educators like ‘Coach Smitty’ into severe financial hardship — and some out of the profession entirely

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a situation that spotlights the financial hardships endured by growing numbers of Michigan educators in recent years, a veteran St. Clair County teacher has been selected for a Habitat for Humanity home.