Working Together

When you are a part of a union you have the support of every member.  We are stronger when we stand together.  You are not a nobody, we need everybody; how can you help.

Simple Sense

Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members.

More Than Pay

The union also fights for staffing and overtime, safety and health, cost of living raises, provisions for continuing education, adequate pensions, vacations, equitable promotion systems and transfer policies, and a workable grievance system.

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Important Documents

Things you need to know.

  • Support TCAPS Teachers Petition
    Support TCAPS Teachers Petition

    I READ THE FOLLOWING SPEECH AT THE JANUARY 13, 2014 TCAPS BOARD MEETING. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THIS SUPPORT FOR OUR AMAZING…

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  • TCEA Constitution
    TCEA Constitution

    We, the professional educators of the Traverse City Area Schools, believing that we must institute our own self government, secure…

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  • By-Laws
    By-Laws

    learn about the rules and regulations the govern our organization.

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Recent News

Read the latest education news out of traverse city & lansing.

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“The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America.”

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John F. Kennedy

“Every advance in this half-century:  Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education…  one after another- came with the support and leadership of American Labor.”

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Jimmy Carter

“Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.”

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.”

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Ronald Reagan

”If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”

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Abraham Lincoln

“It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions.”

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt