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Legislative Update 1/27/2020 $16 Minimum Wage for Support Staff , Wednesday, January 29 at 9 a.m. LD 1965 is MEA’s bill to raise the minimum wage for school support staff to $16 per hour. The public hearing is scheduled in the Labor Committee on Wednesday, January 29. We would love to have MEA members there...
Friends, I hope everyone is having an awesome school year. At the MEA we have been hard at work getting ready for the next legislative session while also working on implementing the 20+ bills we successfully passed last session. But have no fear – we will not rest. We know there is a lot more...
The legislative session is reaching its conclusion, and I expect the Legislature will adjourn in the next two weeks. Still, there are a number of key bills that have yet to be voted on and we can expect lots of activity in the final days. So buckle up . . . we will need your...
Progress is being made in Augusta to help the profession and our students. But, more work needs to be done. Read more!
Major progress to increase teacher voice is happening in Augusta, but more work needs to happen and MEA needs your help!
Educators are asking lawmakers to pass three key bills, LD 240, LD 900 and LD 1177, all of which will give teachers and support staff a greater voice in their work.
Stay in touch with what's happening at the State House--from bringing balance to the bargaining table to MEA #RedForEd Day at the State House.
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"School Board members and teachers (should be able) to sit down at the same table and make decisions that serve to maintain the professionalism and dignity of teachers and create an environment where children can succeed daily. If you trust teachers to do what's best for fellow teachers and the students we teach then please vote for LD 240."