Posts filed under: Press Release

AFT Michigan and MEA Release Statement on Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission Report

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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AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget

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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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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AFT Michigan and MEA Respond to Appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

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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Charter School Management Company Agrees to Pay More Than $100k to Wrongfully Terminated Teachers

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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Support Staff Joins Union at Boggs School

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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Teachers at Detroit’s Largest Charter School Win Second Contract!

Cesar Chavez Academy Teachers and Staff Vote Overwhelmingly to ratify contract with salary increases and bonuses.   DETROIT, MI – The teachers, counselors and social workers at Cesar Chavez Academy (CCA), the largest charter school in Detroit, voted overwhelmingly to...
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AFT Michigan Statement on Snyder Administration Decision to Appeal

MICHIGAN — AFT Michigan released the following statement following Governor Rick Snyder’s announcement that he intends to appeal, without the help of the Attorney General, the Court of Appeals decision that found unconstitutional a 2010 law requiring public school employees...
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Study: Michigan school funding is inadequate and inequitable

The long-awaited study of education funding in Michigan was released today, and puts in black and white what we’ve known in our classrooms for years: school funding in Michigan is woefully insufficient and grievously inequitable. The study was funded by...
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33,000 to Gov. Snyder and AG Schuette: ‘Return the $550 Million that Belongs to School Employees’

AFT Michigan and MEA deliver more than 33,000 petition signatures to Snyder and Schuette, calling on them to #StopTheAppeals of 3 percent lawsuit decisions LANSING — The American Federation of Teachers Michigan and theMichigan Education Association delivered more than 33,000...
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