Reclaiming the Promise

We stand up for public education in Michigan

Our union works to promote policies that support a high-quality, equitable public education system for all. We are educators who believe in the potential of our students and are committed to ensuring that Michigan has a high quality education system.

Take Action!

Communicating with elected officials is our responsibility as citizens and union members — and the Michigan Legislature is always working on many issues that affect teachers, school employees, and students.

Policy Platforms

AFT Michigan’s policy platforms and issue briefs are developed by our members — after all, education professionals are the experts when it comes to educational issues. Our legislative work is centered on communicating these values and policies to elected officials.

PreK-12 Education Platform

In this platform, AFT Michigan identifies a set of policy priorities for Michigan public schools. Decades of solid evidence supports these pillars of a high quality school system.

Issue Briefs and Testimony

AFT Michigan not only engages in debate on pressing legislative issues, but we also proactively prepare issue papers on policies to improve education.

Higher Education Platform

Throughout this platform, AFT Michigan emphasizes that faculty and staff should be full participants in any discussion aimed at enhancing higher education in our state.

Legislative Updates

Click the links below for the updates on issues affecting AFT Michigan members in Lansing.

AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget

February 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan February 8, 2017 AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s...

AFT Michigan and MEA Presidents call for Gov. Snyder to protect, enhance school funding in State of the State

January 17, 2017
LANSING — With infrastructure challenges likely the focus of tonight’s State of the State address,...

Legislature Adjourns for the Year; Attacks Averted

December 16, 2016
Thursday night, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year, without passing any of the legislation...

Help Protect Retirement!

November 28, 2016
State Legislators are considering using the Lame Duck session as an opportunity to rob public...

Join the League of Extraordinary Educators

The League of Extraordinary Educators is a solidarity campaign from AFT Michigan which organizes and mobilizes our union to take action politically, legislatively, and in the community.

The League will be made up of staff, retirees, teachers, faculty, and grad employees bursting out of our comfort zones to reclaim the promise of public education in Michigan.

Members of the League will be asked to make calls, knock on doors, connect with community allies, raise funds, receive & send text messages, talk to coworkers & neighbors, march in solidarity with other workers, and *whatever* else is needed to win in November & beyond.

Click here to join.

We transform ourselves with the greatest superpower we have: EACH OTHER!

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