AFT Michigan Weekly Update

October 7, 2019 Fairview Membership Grows Since the beginning of this academic year the Fairview Federation of Teachers has increased its teacher membership from 59% to 82%. The local continues to strengthen their membership through hard work and 1on1 conversations.  The team has a well scripted dialogue explaining the benefits of union membership, what the […]

AFT Michigan Weekly Update

October 1, 2019 Governor Whitmer Signs State Budgets Late Monday evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed all state budgets, while issuing 147 line-item vetoes which total $947 million. The governor vetoed $128 million from the School Aid budget. As fiscal analysts review the line items in the coming days, an updated report on the impact for […]

Students and Educators Get Railroaded by GOP University and Community Colleges Budgets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from AFT Michigan September 23, 2019 Higher education budgets do little to correct decades of divestment MICHIGAN — Today, AFT Michigan blasted the Republican Legislature’s proposed budgets for the state’s community colleges and public universities. Republican lawmakers only allocated increases of 1 percent for universities and community colleges, which fail to keep […]

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!