First Contract for MEA Tutors!
Our newest bargaining unit, MEA Tutors, ratified their first contract on March 12th! They hadn’t had a wage increase in a decade and were allowed one sick day. Now, they are receiving 3% over the next two years (more for those with 7+ years), up to 12 sick days, and 4 paid holidays, and all the legal protections a union provides.
This is why we organize, this is why unions matter to working people. United we bargain, divided we beg!
Thanks to all MEA members who rocked their “We ❤ our public schools!” stickers and wore Red for Public Ed today!
When we fight together, we win together. #fundourschools
“Their success is our success. Well done Marshfield Educators!”
MEA President – Chris Galvin
Wicked Local – Marshfield
Backpack Full of Ca$h
Tuesday, November 21st’s film screening was a success by all measures! We had almost 40 members attend the member’s only forum prior to the film. with even more at the film. Eight other local associations were also represented at the forum. There were well over 100 people at the event including State Representative Jim Cantwell and Joan Meschino, School Committee Chair Sean Costello, School Committee member Brigid Boyd and District Finance Director Tom Miller.
One of our members described her feelings after the film by saying that while it made her “frustrated and angry” to see what is happening to school districts around the country, the film also made her realize “how incredibly fortunate we are to teach where we do.”
In that spirit, the MEA is incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated and active members and I am personally grateful to all of those who came to the event and continue to drive this organization forward.
Marshfield Education Association Co-President