School Nurse Struggle

School Nurse Struggle "We are frequently yelled at. Sworn at. Insulted." The daily life of a school nurse during the pandemic.The requirements for public school nurses have expanded to levels likely no one could have ever imagined due to the pandemic. Contact tracing,...

We Are MEA

The Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance honors outstanding educators who carry out quality programs, serve as positive role models, and are leaders in their profession, school, and community. This year, an MEA member received every...

Inclusive Books at Hermon High School

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) at Hermon High School received a grant from MEA’s Human and Civil Rights & Social Justice Committee. With that funding, the GSA club audited the library’s LGBTQIA+ books and ordered books to be more inclusive of the LGBTQIA+...

MEA Advocacy Pays Off

MEA stands up for members, ensuring that our voice, values, and priorities are heard & respected both in the workplace & at the statehouse. MEA is continually working for better pay and benefits for members and advocating for policies and investments that...

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Building Stronger Local Associations

Increasing power and leadership skills among the membership Building strong local associations with an organizing culture is key to our Union’s success. A culture of organizing is one that promotes deep member engagement, leadership development, and collective action....

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Collective Bargaining Wins

By: Nate Williams, Collective Bargaining and Research Director Collective bargaining gives educators a voice. Through collective bargaining, MEA members negotiate for more than their own economic security. They are also securing vital resources to help their students...

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