Our Members

DeWitt football coach Rob Zimmerman: No ‘I’ in ‘dynasty’

By all accounts, MEA member Rob Zimmerman has had a very good year— but if you were to ask him, he might tell you it’s been a great year for everyone else.

In addition to fulfilling his regular duties as a physical education and health teacher at DeWitt High School in DeWitt Public Schools, Zimmerman has guided the DeWitt Panthers’ football team to an undefeated regular season.

Nominations open for MEA Human Rights & Excellence Awards

Only members in ‘good standing’ receive the full range of MEA services and advantages

By Art Przybylowicz, MEA general counsel

Maintaining “member in good standing” status is extremely important to ensure that you are entitled to all rights, privileges and advantages of MEA membership.

Only members in good standing are able to:

MEA members can save thousands through exclusive discounts

Think of the items and services a household regularly purchases — groceries, clothing, meals, oil changes, entertainment.  It all adds up over time.

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-Retired

What is MEA-Retired?

MEA-Retired stands for Michigan Education Association-Retired. It is an MEA affiliate made up of current and retired public school employees. Although MEA-Retired is a part of MEA, it is not necessary to be an MEA member in order to join after retirement. Any person who receives a pension check from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), was on MEA staff, or has worked for a public school system in another state, is eligible for MEA-Retired membership. Currently working MEA members (including ESP and higher education) and MEA staff are eligible to join MEA-Retired and become active MEA-Retired members upon retirement.

MEA members and other union workers honored at Labor Day events

MEA members from all corners of Michigan joined with their union brothers and sisters in Labor Day festivities last week to celebrate the invaluable contributions that union members have made to American society.

Teachers and education support professionals were cheered by citizens who attended Labor Day across the state. Such displays of public support for MEA members serve as a strong reminder that school employees are well-respected by the public — despite what some right-wing politicians might think.

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