August 2016 MEA-Retired Tribune Newsletter
Join a Protest Near You on August 3
Let’s make our voices heard! Across Michigan on Wednesday, Aug. 3, MEA and AFT Michigan members will gather together in their communities to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s frivolous appeal of a court ruling that school employees are owed 3% of their salary that the state illegally stole from paychecks.
Below–Find a protest site near you, and sign up to join in! We need a big turnout to send a loud message! Snyder’s decision to appeal is just another example of the wrong priorities that Snyder and his allies have about public education. School employees are fed up with Snyder’s constant disrespect and attacks on educators and public education. It’s time to gather together and make our voices heard and to advocate for the public schools that Michigan students deserve. Find a location near you:
Detroit – Cadillac Place (outside Snyder’s Detroit office -3044 W Grand Blvd) 12 noon-2:00 p.m.
Southfield – Southfield High School (24675 Lahser Rd) – 10:30 a.m.-Noon.
Lansing – Adado Riverfront Park/Lansing Community College (300 N Grand Ave) – 2-5 p.m.
Grand Rapids – Corner of 28th Street and the East Beltline – 4-6 p.m.
Kalamazoo – MEA Kalamazoo Office (4341 South Westnedge, Ste 1210) – 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Flint – Genesee Valley Mall (Linden Rd entrance, 3341 Linden Rd) – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant – Central Michigan University campus (corner of Mission and Bellows) – 2-5 p.m. Traverse City – MEA Traverse City Office (1745 Barlow) – 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Marquette – Marquette Post Office (corner of Washington and 3rd) – 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Escanaba – Delta County Court House (310 Ludington St) – Noon-1 p.m. (Eastern time).
MEA Summer Leadership
MEA-Retired chapter presidents attended the Summer Leadership conference in Sault Saint Marie July 26-29. Wednesday, presidents had an all day workshop learning information which will assist them in their leadership role for 2016-17. Some presidents chose to learn how to set up and maintain a chapter websites while the remainder learned about communicating with members. Branko Bojicic from Blue Cross Blue Shield spoke to the group about our insurance for 2017. Mona Tropf from MESSA shared information about keeping ourselves healthy both physically and mentally. Christina Canfield, MEA Lobbyist, brought the group up-to-date on current legislation and what might be coming up. Time was also spent sharing ideas.
Did You Know
August 2, 2016 – State of Michigan Primary
September 14, 2016 – MEA-Retired Board Meeting
November 8, 2016 – General Election Day
Source: MEA – Retired