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.
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.
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.
Click the links below for the updates on issues affecting AFT Michigan members in Lansing.
AFT Michigan and MEA Presidents call for Gov. Snyder to protect, enhance school funding in State of the State
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.
We transform ourselves with the greatest superpower we have: EACH OTHER!