All posts by: Julie Rowe

Legislative Update April 3, 2017

Legislators Return to Districts for Spring Recess After a busy start to the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, the Michigan Legislature has adjourned for two weeks to work in district. We encourage our members to attend coffee hours with your legislators to hear...
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AFT Michigan and MEA Release Statement on Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 10, 2017 MEA, AFT Michigan see potential in education commission report – if lawmakers take full slate of recommendations and goals seriously           The 21st Century Education Commission report, released today,...
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Legislative Update: February 24, 2017

It’s been a busy start to the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan Legislature. As you’ve seen in earlier emails, we already have accomplished our first big victory by defeating a state revenue cut which would have blown an annual $1...
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March on Lansing: Join us January 21, 2017 to speak up against hate and intolerance

  March on Lansing What: Rally on the steps of the State Capitol When: January 21, 2017 – 1 PM to 3 PM The goal of this march is to be all inclusive– it will be a peaceful demonstration in...
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Lame Duck Update: MPSERS Victory, School Aid Raid On Deck in Michigan Legislature

Together, we’ve sent more than 15,000 messages and made thousands of phone calls to legislators asking them to oppose Senate Bill 102, which will cost Michigan schools billions while slashing retirement benefits for educators. And I’m proud to tell you...
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Senate Committee Approves Pension Elimination Bill

At the behest of the DeVos family, the Republican leadership of the Michigan Legislature is mounting an attack on educator pensions and AFT Michigan is fighting hard to protect the ability of former, current, and future educators to retire with...
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AFT Michigan and MEA Respond to Appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING — The selection of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education is an affront to students and education professionals in Michigan, according to the leaders of Michigan’s school employee unions, the American Federation of...
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Public School Employee Pensions Are Under Attack

State Legislators are considering using the Lame Duck session as an opportunity to rob public employees of their retirement benefits.  Led by anti-working-families billionaires including Dick DeVos, who believe that workers should only have access to a risky 401(k)-style retirement...
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Join Us to Protest for our Three Percent: Stop the Appeals, Stop the Attacks!

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, school employees and members of the American Federation of Teachers Michigan and the Michigan Education Association will protest at 10 locations across Michigan to demand Governor Rick Snyder stop appealing court rulings which found school employees...
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School Employees to Gov. Snyder:  ‘Return the $550 Million that Belongs to School Employees’

AFT Michigan and MEA members picket outside Snyder’s office, calling on him to #StopTheAppeals of 3 percent lawsuit decisions LANSING — School employees from the American Federation of Teachers Michigan and the Michigan Education Association picketed outside Governor Rick Snyder’s...
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