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WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan President David Hecker in response to Judge Parker’s decision regarding Project Veritas: “Today, a judge made clear to Project Veritas that their unlawful tactics have a price. We understand that Judge...
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The Michigan Supreme Court has scheduled November 7 oral arguments on the litigation challenging the 2010 law requiring public school employees to surrender 3% of their salary for retiree health care although this health care is not guaranteed.  The case covers people...
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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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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 10, 2017 MEA, AFT Michigan see potential in education commission report – if lawmakers take full slate of recommendations and goals seriously           The 21st Century Education Commission report, released today,...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan February 8, 2017 AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget Union speaks out for prioritizing Pre-K through college public education  LANSING — Today, Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his proposed budget for the coming fiscal...
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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING — The selection of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education is an affront to students and education professionals in Michigan, according to the leaders of Michigan’s school employee unions, the American Federation of...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2016 Contact: Nate Walker, K12 Organizer and Policy Analyst, 313/ 539 7106, nwalker@aftmichigan.org Asil Yassine, former Universal Academy Teachers, 972/965 9303 Phil Leslie, former Universal Academy Teacher, 517/316 6852   Charter School Management Company Agrees to Pay More...
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The support personnel at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School unanimously voted to join the teachers at their school as members of Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (Michigan ACTS) this past spring.  Nataki Educational Services (NES) voluntarily...
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