All posts by: Julie Rowe

Argument scheduled on 3% cases

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

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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MEA and AFT Michigan to Schuette & Calley: Denounce Trump

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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Governor, Republican Legislative Leadership Reach Compromise Deal on MPSERS Hybrid “Reform”

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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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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