Big Win for Support Staff
This week, Governor Janet Mills signed into law LD 300, MEA’s bill onpay averaging. LD 300 simply requires schools to offer support staff
employees the option to collect their pay over a 12 month or shorter
period, to be locally negotiated, so workers have a steady paycheck
they can count on.

At the public hearing, hourly school employees spoke about the
challenges of making ends meet with such low pay and inconsistent
paychecks due to snow days and school breaks.

After a procedural issue nearly killed the bill, MEA was able to revive
LD 300 and pass it in both legislative chambers. This is a big win for
our school support staff and MEA is proud of the work that went into
its passage!