- Protect Social Security
- Tell Congress: No Social Security cuts. No retirement age increase. No risky privatization schemes. Also urge them to repeal the unfair Social Security offsets that threaten the retirement security of far too many educators, police, firefighters, and other public employees.
- New Faculty Majority
- Visit the website of the National Coalition for Adjunct & Contigent Equity.
Advantages of MCCC/MTA/NEA Membership
||AGENCY FEE PAYER
|You are protected by a $1 million insurance policy that protects against lawsuits connected to your employment||You do not receive this coverage|
|You are eligible to receive free legal advice and representation covering employment discrimination, unemployment, retirement, civil rights violations, privacy issues, and workers compensation.||You are not eligible to receive free legal services|
|You are entitled to assistance in defraying legal costs incurred in defending against charges of crimes alleged to have occurred in the course of your employment||You are not eligible to receive this assistance|
|You are covered by the Union contract and receive help with all matters covered by the collective bargaining agreements||You are covered in the same manner|
|You can vote in all Union elections and on contract ratifications||You can only vote on contract ratifications|
|You can hold Union office and participate on union committees such as the Adjunct Committee||You cannot hold Union office or participate in Union governance|
|You benefit from MTA Benefits including discounts on auto, home, and life insurances, mortgage financing, vision care and tax preparation. You have access to reduced admission to museums, theaters, and recreation areas.||You are excluded from MTA Benefits|
In Their Own Words - Excerpted from the NEA Election website
President Obama Upholds the Rights of Public Employees to Collectively Bargain. This year’s Labor Day Presidential Proclamation honored labor’s history and cites labor as “the reason we have a minimum wage, weekends away from work to rest and spend time with family, and basic protections in our workplaces.” According to the proclamation, collective bargaining is a “fundamental American value.” As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker moved to dismantle public unions in February 2011, President Obama observed that it seemed “like more of an assault on unions.” Concerning Ohio, President Obama stated that “public employees should not be blamed for a financial crisis that they had nothing to do with,” and that he “strongly disapproves of new laws restricting public employee unions in Ohio.”
Governor Romney Waffles on Restricting Teachers’ Collective Bargaining Rights in Ohio. Romney supported Senate Bill 5 in June, writing, “My friends in Ohio are fighting to defend crucial reforms that the state has put in place to limit the power of union bosses…I stand with John R. Kasich and Ohio's leaders as they take on this important fight.” On October 25th after a visit and pep talk for phone bank volunteers, Romney declined to endorse the ballot measure. After a major outcry from conservatives, who overwhelmingly support the effort to restrict teachers’ bargaining rights, Romney changed his tune again, reaffirming his original support for the measure saying, “I am 110 percent behind Gov. Kasich and in support of [Senate Bill 5].”
Governor Romney Supported Assaults on Teachers’ Rights in Wisconsin. Mitt Romney vocally supported Governor Walker’s legislation restricting workers’ rights, donating to the Wisconsin Republican Party’s efforts to pass the bill and advocating for his supporters to do the same. The measure eventually passed with the help of Romney.
President Obama is Committed to Keeping Teachers in the Classroom. President Obama’s jobs bill contains $30 billion in funding for states to pay teachers. This funding would prevent 400,000 teachers nationwide from receiving pink slips.
Governor Romney Calls Saving 400,000 Teachers’ Jobs a ‘Little Band-Aid’ for the Economy. Mitt Romney called President Obama’s jobs bill a “temporary little Band-Aid” at the Bloomberg GOP Debate, ignoring the profound impact proposals like the $30 billion in funding for teachers would have on the economy.