All posts by: David Dobbie

2018 Black Men in Unions Institute

Registration is now open for the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Black Men in Unions Institute to be held in Ypsilanti February 2018. See the flyer for full information. AFT members interested in applying for a partial scholarship should contact Dave Dobbie...
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482Forward Hosts Detroit State of the Schools 10/25/17

Our community partner 482Forward is hosting a State of the Schools event: Wednesday, October 25, 6-8pm Gesu Catholic Church 17180 Oak Dr, Detroit MI 48221 Go to this link to RSVP....
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AFT Michigan Files Civil Complaint Against Project Veritas

Working with the national AFT, we have filed a civil complaint in Circuit Court against Project Veritas, a right wing hit group that uses deception and lies to attack unions and other progressive organizations. On Thursday, Judge Brian Sullivan issued a...
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Register for the October Leadership Summit!

Come build your skills and participate in shaping the future of our union! Our next Leadership Summit will be Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit. This Summit will focus on Five Essential Union Capacities introduced in August....
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Fighting White Nationalism on Campus

Since Nazis marched on the University of Virginia campus and in the city of Charlottesville, we have heard from many of you about how you have prepared for, responded to, and—in some cases—prevented manifestations of white nationalism on your campuses...
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3% Retirement Brief Filed

AFT Michigan filed our joint brief with the MEA and AFSCME at the MI Supreme Court last week. The State will file a reply by September 20. The case will then sit until it’s scheduled for argument, probably in the spring of...
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Retirement Strategy Guide for New MPSERS Members

If you’re just starting at a public school in Michigan this year, recent legislative changes mean you have some important decisions to make about your retirement. This guide lays out some of the pros and cons of each option to...
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Register for the August Leadership Summit!

Join us for the launch of our redesigned union-building and leadership development training program! This session on August 19-20 at Greektown Casino-Hotel is the first of three Leadership Summits during the 2017-18 school year and will focus on helping you...
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