Coronavirus Resources

AFT Michigan is continually compiling information to guide members as they navigate the educational and public health challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.


School Reopening Resources



Weekly Update – May 3, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Contributions to the Labor Movement The Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869 after roughly 20,000 Chinese immigrant workers did the dangerous work of laying tracks and forming tunnels for the Central Pacific Railroad company.  For this work they were paid 30% to 50% less than their white counterparts. […]

Weekly Update – April 26, 2021

Workers’ Memorial Day: Wednesday, April 28 Every year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day is observed across America to remember those who lost their lives while on the job and to renew the goal to make workplaces safer and healthier. This day is even more poignant than usual this year as we remember all those […]

Weekly Update – April 19, 2021

Help Save Jobs at CMU.  Please Sign the Petition! The Central Michigan University Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) has announced that the university administration will lay off 38 fixed term faculty at the end of this semester as part of a questionable cost saving plan to merge departments. This […]

Organize a Union with AFT Michigan

We believe that every employee needs a union and that our state federation is stronger with a larger, informed and mobilized membership. Are you ready to organize with AFT Michigan to improve your working conditions? Unsure what is involved in such a decision? We’ve got you covered!