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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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Retirement Strategy Guide for New MPSERS Members

If you’re just starting at a public school in Michigan this year, recent legislative changes mean you have some important decisions to make about your retirement. This guide lays out some of the pros and cons of each option to...
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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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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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