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 […]

Transportation Information for June 18 Rally at the Capitol

RSVP If you have not already signed up for the rally, please do so at to let us know you’ll be joining us Schedule 10 a.m. – Check-in opens at the Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 11 a.m. – March to the Capitol 12 p.m. – Program begins Post-program – […]

AFT Michigan Presidents’ Update-

Action Network Email May 20, 2019 1 UNIVERSITY The 1 University Coalition had a major presence at last week’s University of Michigan Board of Regents Meeting, with speaker after speaker imploring UM to do right by its Flint and Dearborn campuses. 1 University states that UM is governed by one board and has one president, […]

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!