Michigan Education Association

MEA–When There’s a Crisis

Whether it’s a crisis at the bargaining table, a proposal to outsource or downgrade your job, or an emergency at your work site, MEA is at your side, ready to help. MEA staff will help with all aspects of a crisis—planning, internal and external communications, strategy development and implementation, legal assistance, consulting and expertise. MEA also may be able to provide some financial assistance to help with a local crisis— contact your local president or UniServ director to learn more.


“I was very pleased with the support MEA gave us because we couldn’t have done it on our own. Our UniServ director went above and beyond what I expected by working with our group anytime, anywhere. We had lots of support from the teachers, other departments in the school and the community, but I believe that if it wasn’t for MEA’s assistance, we would have lost our jobs.”
– Judeen Huston, food service, Manton Public Schools



Updated: February 19, 2009 6:47 PM

“It took us a while to realize that our bargaining was in a crisis mode…MEA was with us every step of the way, giving us the expertise that helped us reach a settlement. We’re a small local, and we couldn’t have done it without MEA’s help.”

– Dee Brock, president, Shepherd Education Association.