MEA is always looking at new ways to support and advocate for its members and is rolling out new resources and a new look that reflect the work we do and the members we represent.
While MEA has nearly 24,000 members statewide, more than 22% are close to retirement, which means many new educators are joining the profession. To stay viable, the Union needed to adjust, as we all have learned during the pandemic, to help more early career educators understand the importance of being Union members. With that adjustment comes new resources, new training opportunities and a new look—think of MEA as the middle schooler stepping up to high school-we’ve got a new look and some new gear, but at our core our values are the same:
Support, Advocacy, Equity.
MEA’s new logo uses a bold, modern sans serif typeface which conveys a clean, modern look. The clipped “E” allows for close positioning of the letters and increases their sense of connectedness, symbolizing how the Union is always close to its members at every turn. The letters are joined by a set of interlocking arcs in MEA’s signature gold color. The arcs are a tribute to the former logo’s swoosh through the letters, signifying the history of the past is interwoven with the future. The circle formed by these arcs has much more energy than a single unbroken circle, as well as denoting how separate elements can join to form a cohesive whole, symbolizing how the MEA is made up of all our local associations.
Additionally, the outer element encircling the letterforms creates a sense of inclusiveness and protection, while the openings intimate that all are welcome. The uneven sizes of the elements speak to how the strengths of all are needed to complete the logo, just as our collective voice is needed to advocate for the profession and our students.
New MEA App
The MEA continues to try and meet your needs and launched a new way for you to access information from the Union. You can now find MEA information at your fingertips with our new app! There has never been an easier way to reach MEA.
The app will give you up-to-date information from your Union so make sure you download it today and enable push notifications, so you don’t miss a thing!
The MEA App is in the App Store and Google Play.
Also new, a new members-only section of our website. MEA offers a lot of valuable information for its members and wants you to have access to this in an easier way. You will now be able to access key pieces of information, think collective bargaining guidance, salary data, legal guidance and more, online with your Individual ID.
When you visit a “locked” page of the website, you will be prompted to input your Individual ID, and once you log in you will have access to all the members only sections of the site.
New MEA Live Chat
MEA Live Chat is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. when MEA offices are open. It has never been easier to get in touch with MEA! MEA now has a live chat feature where you can talk directly with an MEA staff member on your phone or your computer. This live chat function is available during office hours. Reach out anytime you need us!