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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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Harden brings the voices of teachers at charter schools to DC for DeVos hearings

Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff – Michigan ACTS Vice President & CCA ACTS Chair Tashaune Harden spoke in DC today about why Betsy DeVos should not be confirmed as Education Secretary....
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AFT Michigan and MEA Presidents call for Gov. Snyder to protect, enhance school funding in State of the State

LANSING — With infrastructure challenges likely the focus of tonight’s State of the State address, members of the state’s two school employee unions are hoping to hear a commitment from Gov. Rick Snyder that much-needed repairs won’t come at the...
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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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Legislature Adjourns for the Year; Attacks Averted

Thursday night, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year, without passing any of the legislation that would have deeply harmed our students, our schools, our members, and our union. Attacks on public employee pensions, school funding, collective bargaining, worker voice,...
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Register for 2017 AFT Michigan Leadership Summit

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 and Sunday, January 15, 2017 Location: UM Flint Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza Flint, MI 48502 To Register, go to: http://aftmichigan.org/aft-michigan-upcoming-events-page/#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/5833404e1e9a977c2b49c2a6 This year’s Leadership Summit will be different than past gatherings. Our main session...
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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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