All posts by: Julie Rowe

A coalition of unions and allies are holding a Day of Action. The effort is designed to occur ahead of the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 oral arguments that will be heard before the U.S....
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WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan President David Hecker in response to Judge Parker’s decision regarding Project Veritas: “Today, a judge made clear to Project Veritas that their unlawful tactics have a price. We understand that Judge...
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In a unanimous order issued today, the Michigan Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals directing that 3% deducted from pay of Michigan public school employees be refunded to all PreK-14 education educators and those university...
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Earlier this month, AFT Michigan invited all Republican and Democratic candidates for governor who filed paperwork with the state of Michigan to participate in our endorsement process. The first step was completion of questionnaire which was developed based on AFT...
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The Michigan Supreme Court has scheduled November 7 oral arguments on the litigation challenging the 2010 law requiring public school employees to surrender 3% of their salary for retiree health care although this health care is not guaranteed.  The case covers people...
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Protecting Health Care Town Hall Events The fight to protect health care in this country continues and we need you! Throughout August and September, organizations will be hosting health care town halls all across the state and we hope you...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from: AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association MICHIGAN — The following is a joint statement by David Hecker, President of AFT Michigan, and Steve Cook, President of the MEA, calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette and...
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Late this afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder, Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, and Senate Republican Leader Arlen Meekhof reached an agreement on changes to HB 4647 and SB 401, bills which reform the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System. AFT...
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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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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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