Posts filed under: AFT

Sign Petition to Save Mujtaba Al-Sweikat

Please help save Mujtaba’a’s life by signing the Reprieve petition:  https://secure.reprieve.org/SaudiProtestExecutions Thanks to the Graduate Employees Organization Local 3550 at UM, Saturday afternoon we learned of the imminent beheading of Mujaba’a al-Sweikat in Saudi-Arabia. This came to the attention of GEO from...
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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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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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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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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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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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