Labor and Education Insights Blog 

Labor and Education Insights is the creation of Vincenzo Iuppa, a staff attorney for the Missouri National Education Association. Vincenzo is a UMKC Alum and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, he has been with the MNEA since 2010. In his role as staff attorney, Vincenzo represents teachers, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, custodians, and other public school employees in labor and employment matters.

Vincenzo can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @Vincenzo_Iuppa.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney in your community who can assess the specifics of your situation.

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Even though we are not at school supporting Missouri students, members continue to help every day during this crisis. MNEA wants to share your stories as we struggle through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are hearing about members who are continuing to care for their students by

  • volunteering at school district Grab & Go meal distribution centers and food drives
  • providing child care for essential medical staff
  • shopping for the elderly so they don’t have to leave the safety of their homes

Your stories help show that educators don’t stop caring. Please send your stories with pictures to MNEA at, so we can share them. You can post to social media, making sure you tag @MissouriNEA and use the hashtags  #MNEAheroes and  #MNEAprotects.