The Michigan Education Association (MEA) provides our local organization, the MSU – Administrative Professional Association (APA), with excellent tools and resources. We can count on extensive legal services, trained and thorough advocacy staff, research data for negotiation and contract defense, capacity for job actions regardless of size and scope, legislative monitoring, both member and organization liability insurances, leadership and member development training, facilities and overhead services, and many other valuable assets. However, like any collective bargaining organization, our greatest strength is our members and their willingness to stay informed and stand together.
The APA is always looking for members interested in helping our organization, education and collective bargaining causes, and our surrounding community. Some of the many ways APs can become involved include:
· Helping conduct All-Member Canvass interviews
· Attending Lunch & Learns and Community Lunches to stay informed
· Serving as an APA Area Representative
· Distributing information and materials
· Organizing charitable initiatives through the Community Based Events Committee
· Volunteering for legislative information initiatives
Members interested in political involvement can become involved in the MEA-PAC, a separate political action organization funded by member donations. No dues dollars can go to candidates. Your involvement can be crucial during elections for the causes of education and collective bargaining.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with APA or the PAC, please contact Nick Bourland, APA Vice President and Membership Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-4898.