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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Register for Professional Development Workshop: Strategies for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 Start Time: 8:30am Ending Time: 4:00am Location:2661 E Jefferson Detroit, MI 48207 For additional details and to register for this event copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://aftmichigan.org/aft-michigan-upcoming-events-page/#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/583c6789dc8191ef2ddfadeb...
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March on Lansing: Join us January 21, 2017 to speak up against hate and intolerance

  March on Lansing What: Rally on the steps of the State Capitol When: January 21, 2017 – 1 PM to 3 PM The goal of this march is to be all inclusive– it will be a peaceful demonstration in...
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Legislature Adjourns for the Year; Attacks Averted

Thursday night, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year, without passing any of the legislation that would have deeply harmed our students, our schools, our members, and our union. Attacks on public employee pensions, school funding, collective bargaining, worker voice,...
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Register for 2017 AFT Michigan Leadership Summit

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 and Sunday, January 15, 2017 Location: UM Flint Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza Flint, MI 48502 To Register, go to: http://aftmichigan.org/aft-michigan-upcoming-events-page/#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/5833404e1e9a977c2b49c2a6 This year’s Leadership Summit will be different than past gatherings. Our main session...
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Lame Duck Update: MPSERS Victory, School Aid Raid On Deck in Michigan Legislature

Together, we’ve sent more than 15,000 messages and made thousands of phone calls to legislators asking them to oppose Senate Bill 102, which will cost Michigan schools billions while slashing retirement benefits for educators. And I’m proud to tell you...
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Register for Professional Development Workshop: Mental Health First Aid

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 Start Time: 8:30am Ending Time: 4:00pm Location:2661 E Jefferson Detroit, MI 48207 For additional details and to register for this event copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://aftmichigan.org/aft-michigan-upcoming-events-page/#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/582e0225b19959a72b7746d3...
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Register for 2017 Education Advocates

Date: , 0, 0 Start Time: 6:47pm Ending Time: 6:47pm Location: For additional details and to register for this event copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://aftmichigan.org/aft-michigan-upcoming-events-page/#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/585d7127243bc860456f83d0...
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Senate Committee Approves Pension Elimination Bill

At the behest of the DeVos family, the Republican leadership of the Michigan Legislature is mounting an attack on educator pensions and AFT Michigan is fighting hard to protect the ability of former, current, and future educators to retire with...
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