You Are Welcome Here: Support for Immigrant Students in Dearborn

You Are Welcome Here (#DearbornWelcome) is a 20-minute film from Colorín Colorado made with the support of AFT highlighting how Dearborn Public Schools is helping its immigrant students succeed. The film features Salina Elementary School and Salina Intermediate School in the South End of Dearborn which serve large populations of families from Yemen. Extended interviews are […]

Herbart and Hecker: Don’t gamble with school retirement funds for roads scheme

Some state lawmakers are proposing to dip into state retirement funds to pay for Michigan’s crumbling roads.  This dangerous idea should be rejected because it could undermine the retirement of hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents, drive the state deeper into debt, and saddle taxpayers with massive future costs. Check out the full article in the Michigan […]

Macomb ISD Paras: Surviving and Thriving in the Open Shop

The Macomb ISD Federation of Paraprofessionals, AFT Local 6216, represents about 300 paras working with special education students in fourteen sites across Macomb County. Being scattered across the county creates serious organizing challenges, but the local has maintained an impressive 95% dues-paying membership since switching to alternative dues collection and entering the open shop. If […]

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!