All posts by: David Dobbie

2017-18 AFT Michigan Union-Building Calendar Announced

We are reinventing our union-building training program to focus on supporting locals and leaders learning to survive and thrive in the open shop. All trainings will rooted in model of the core skills and activities essential to strong unions we...
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Mark Cousens to be Honored by Labor@Wayne

AFT Michigan General Counsel Mark Cousens will be honored with a lifetime service award, along with Bruce Miller and Sam McKnight, by Wayne State University on June 5 at 11:30am in the Student Center Building. See the flyer below for...
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AFT Michigan Regional Leadership Discussions

Calling all Building Reps, Stewards, Exec Board members and other local leaders! Please join President David Hecker and members of the AFT Michigan Administrative Board to discuss our collective future as a union. We need your input on: Reinventing how...
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2017 Great Lakes Union Leadership Institute

This year’s Great Lakes Union Leadership Institute will be held June 25-29 at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. It’s a great opportunity to learn skills with fellow AFT members from around our region. This year’s courses are: UNION...
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MiARA March Newsletter

Hot off the presses–the MI Alliance for Retired Americans newsletter!...
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Supporting our students in the classroom and community

Updated to include more resources. Since the presidential election, there has been an uptick in bullying nationwide. Many teachers and staff  have reported feelings of fear, tension and actions that appear to amplify a message of hate and intolerance in...
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AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan February 8, 2017 AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget Union speaks out for prioritizing Pre-K through college public education  LANSING — Today, Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his proposed budget for the coming fiscal...
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Harden brings the voices of teachers at charter schools to DC for DeVos hearings

Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff – Michigan ACTS Vice President & CCA ACTS Chair Tashaune Harden spoke in DC today about why Betsy DeVos should not be confirmed as Education Secretary....
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Legislature Adjourns for the Year; Attacks Averted

Thursday night, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year, without passing any of the legislation that would have deeply harmed our students, our schools, our members, and our union. Attacks on public employee pensions, school funding, collective bargaining, worker voice,...
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