michigan education association

6:13 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Judge Rules Michigan Teachers Can Leave Union at Any Time

Michigan Education Association says most teaches have chosen to stay with union
Members of the Michigan Education Association should be able to resign from the union at any time, and not just during the month of August, an administrative law judge ruled this week. The ruling could be a blow to the union, which represents teachers and many other school employees.
7:36 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Galesburg-Augusta School Board Rejects Teacher Contract

Teachers ratified the contract April 25th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
GALESBURG, MI -- After a three-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday, the Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education voted 6-1 to reject a tentative agreement with its teachers' union. "It's insane," said Eric Curtiss, president of the Galesburg-Augusta Education Association. which represents the district's 70 teachers.
2:33 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MEA defends actions related to union membership

Union says it was enforcing its contracts with members
LANSING -- A group of teachers who have filed unfair labor practices claims against the Michigan Education Association alleging the union violated the state's right-to-work law did not abide by their union membership agreement, an MEA spokesman says.
7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

State Senate committee looks into alleged "right to work" violations

MEA officials were not at hearing, committee chairman said they would be invited to testify at future hearings
LANSING -- Teachers alleging the Michigan Education Association violated the state's right-to-work law by refusing to allow them to leave the union told their story to a new Senate panel Wednesday. The Senate Compliance and Accountability Committee, created last week, heard testimony from several of the plaintiffs in a suit filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against the state's largest teachers' union.
6:57 am
Mon November 11, 2013

State Senate committee to look into teacher unions' compliance with "right to work" law

Democrats and Michigan Education Association officials say formation of committee is politically motivated
LANSING - A new state Senate committee formed this week will look at how teacher unions are complying with Michigan's controversial right-to-work law. Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, was one of the sponsors of the law and is distressed that some teachers have had a hard time quitting their unions.