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.

AFT Michigan Weekly Update

April 6, 2020 AFT Tuesday Telephone Town Halls We are living in a scary, stressful and uncertain time. The coronavirus pandemic is both a health and an economic emergency. Some of our members have died; even more have gotten sick; and everyone’s lives have been upended by school closings, furloughs, layoffs and stay-at-home orders across […]

Executive Order Closing Public Schools for Remainder of 19-20 School Year

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness
or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans
and easily spread from person to person. There is currently no approved vaccine or antiviral
treatment for this disease.
On March 10, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified the
first two presumptive-positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. On that same day, I issued
Executive Order 2020-4. This order declared a state of emergency across the state of
Michigan under section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the Emergency
Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.401-.421, and the Emergency Powers
of the Governor Act of 1945, 1945 PA 302, as amended, MCL 10.31-.33.

President’s Update March 31, 2020

Join Us for Another Tele-Town Hall with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer AFT Michigan, AFSCME and MEA members are invited to attend a telephone town hall on Thursday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m. with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer regarding the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on public education. Only members for whom we have valid landline home phones […]

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!