Welcome to AFT Michigan
Whether you are a member, potential member, parent, community leader, elected official or student, thank you for checking us out.
We are the 35,000 member state federation of the 1.5 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO). We represent PreK-12 and ISD teachers and support staff, community college and university faculty, lecturers, administrators and graduate employees, and credit union employees.
Our mission is to strengthen worker voice, advance the institutions in which our members work, and build a progressive movement committed to achieving these goals. To fulfill our mission we work to build strong local unions, are active legislatively, politically and with education policy, offer a comprehensive professional development and union building programs, engage with community, and organize the unorganized to bring the benefits of unionism to others and to enhance our power.
To advance our work we play a key role in building progressive coalitions around education, worker and community issues. We go about our work with the firm belief that the more informed and mobilized our members are the more that will be accomplished for education employees and the students they educate. A union is its members. They are our strength. Their activism is the key to our success.
David Hecker, President
Edna Reaves, Secretary-Treasurer