Welcome to the United Staff Organization (USO) Web Page

USO represents more than 450 employees of MEA, MESSA and MEA Financial Services. USO provides assistance to you and your local association with bargaining, contract maintenance, grievance and arbitration, and many other issues.


Your USO officers include:

Doug Wilcox, President
Carolyn Cortright, Vice President
Jeanette Patterson, Secretary
Rich Weingarten, Treasurer

Affiliate Contact Information:

            MEA-Associate Staff Organization (ASO)
                        Laura Daugherty, President
                        Becky Bailey, Vice President
                        Brian Fowler, Secretary
                        Carolyn Cortright, Treasurer

            MEA-Financial Services Associates (FSA)
                        Diane Keith, President

            MEA-Financial Services Representatives
                        Laurie Campbell, President
                        Jason Keene, Vice President
                        Bob Baumstark, Secretary/Treasurer

            MEA-Professional Staff Association
                        Tanya Pratt, President
                        David Crim, Vice President
                        Krista Abbott, Secretary
                        Ruth Beier, Treasurer

             MESSA-Professional Staff Association
                        Matt Nyquist, President
                        Terry Scharf, Vice President
                        Mona Tropf, Secretary
                        Heather Scott, Treasurer 

            MESSA–Services Staff Association (SSA)
                        Sue Silvernail, President
                        Robin Whitford, Vice President
                        Brittany Barenie, Secretary
                        Marc Oliver, Treasurer

 Feel free to contact any of the USO Officers or your Local Affiliate Officers with any questions or concerns you may have.

USO Calendar

3rd Tuesday of Each Month – USO Committees meet at MEA Headquarters

January 15-17 – National Staff Organization’s Winter Advocacy Retreat:
This is excellent opportunity to meet or reconnect with other education association employees from across the country and get ideas on new ways to handle the challenges facing unions today to be able to thrive in the future. If you are interested in attending, please contact your local affiliate president.

USO Means Quality Representation

The United Staff Organization (USO) is an independent labor organization representing more than 450 employees of MEA, MESSA and MEA Financial Services.

USO is the certified bargaining agent for associate and professional staff employed by MEA, MESSA and MEA Financial Services.

Through their local affiliates, these members elect officers, association representatives and representatives to USO committees.

USO...Quality Representation for Every Member

USO provides trained personnel and other assistance at the bargaining table.

USO provides trained personnel to assist with contract maintenance, grievances and preparation of arbitrations.

USO provides training opportunities for you, your leadership, bargaining team, grievance chairperson and other representatives.

USO provides strike benefits for members involved in a work stoppage.

USO provides legal assistance to the local affiliate and, when appropriate, to the individual member.

USO provides local affiliate control, ensuring that each local makes its own decisions concerning bargaining and other local issues.

USO provides the only real opportunity for all MEA, MESSA and MEA Financial Services employees to work together for their mutual benefit.

USO is unity – professional and associate staff working together to improve benefits for everyone.

USO is strength – more than 450 employees working together.  USO has the ability to speak with authority on behalf of its members.

USO is quality representation.

Send mail to UnitedStaffOrganization@yahoo.com with questions or comments about this web site.
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Last modified: 11/04/14