Grosse Pointe Education Association

The Grosse Pointe Education Association (GPEA) serves 590 professional staff members of the Grosse Pointe Public School System.  The GPEA is comprised of teachers, librarians, social workers, counselors, psychologists, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

The GPEA is an affiliate of the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).  In total these associations represent 3.2 million public school employees.

Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the floor.—John F. Kennedy


As it has over the decades, the union movement stands for the fundamental moral values that make America strong: quality education for our children, affordable health care for every person—not just some—an end to poverty, secure pensions and wages that enable families to sustain the middle-class life that has fueled this nation’s prosperity and strength. Union members and other working family activists don’t just vote our moral values—we live them. We fight for them, day in, day out. Our commitment to economic and social justice propels us and everything we do.—John Sweeney, November 2004