Posts filed under: Community

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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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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Parents and educators “walk in” to support public schools on October 6

On October 6th, schools across the Metro Detroit area held a “WALK-IN” to support quality public education as part of a national day of action coordinated by the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS).  Each “WALK-IN” brought together parents, educators,...
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House DPS Plan: “A Recipe for Disaster”

AFT Michigan on House DPS Plan: ‘A Recipe for Disaster’ Detroit needs real local control and charter accountability MICHIGAN — The Michigan House Republicans, led by House Speaker Kevin Cotter, have passed an education bill package that is harmful to...
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AFT Shines Light on Flint Water Crisis

A new article highlighting Laura MacIntyre (UM Lecturers’ Employee Organization, Local 62144) is up on the AFT website athttp://www.aft.org/news/water-crisis-continues-poison-flint-families. To see the resolution on Flint passed at the AFT Michigan Convention, click here: http://aftmichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/FLINT-WATER.pdf....
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Next UM Labor Studies Conference in June!

The University of Michigan – Dearborn Center for Labor and Community Studies is pleased to announce the 2016 Latina/o Worker Leadership Conference to be held June 24 and 25th at the University of Michigan Fairlane Center North.  All are welcome!...
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Register for AFT Michigan’s Political, Legislative & Community Conference Today!

Calling all AFT Michigan members who want to  improve our schools and communities and get our state headed back in the right direction! Join us in Lansing on Saturday, February 27 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to discuss: the “big picture” of...
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Black Friday Rally at Dearborn Wal-Mart

Walmart workers are taking on the wealthiest family in the country. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world and it’s a perfect picture of everything that’s wrong with our unequal economy. Far too many Walmart workers continue to...
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LERA Discussion on RTW: 11/19 in Southfield

THE DETROIT AREA CHAPTER OF THE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS: WILL THE SUPREME COURT IMPOSE PUBLIC SECTOR RIGHT TO WORK COAST TO COAST? * This term, the United States Supreme Court will consider reversing the decades old...
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