Posts filed under: Community

482Forward Hosts Detroit State of the Schools 10/25/17

Our community partner 482Forward is hosting a State of the Schools event: Wednesday, October 25, 6-8pm Gesu Catholic Church 17180 Oak Dr, Detroit MI 48221 Go to this link to RSVP....
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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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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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