Posts filed under: AFT

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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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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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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Job Posting: Organizer at Macomb Community College

Full-Time Organizer – Macomb County, MI   AFT Michigan and the Association of Adjunct Faculty at Macomb Community College (AAFMCC) / AFT Local 6533, AFL-CIO are seeking a full-time organizer to work with elected local leadership to build membership activism....
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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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