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2019-2020 Union-Building & Leadership Development Program

Check out our calendar for the year ahead and mark your calendars! Online links to sign up coming soon!

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#AFTVotes: Detroit Presidential Debates

The next series of presidential debates will occur on July 30th and July 31st in Detroit, and we want to make sure our members have every opportunity to watch and get information about [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator

The School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator is a tool that allows you to compare the current staffing in a school building to the best practice recommendations developed by the [...]

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Union-Led Campaign Expands Transgender Health Coverage at UM

For well over a decade, the Graduate Employees’ Organization, AFT Local 3550, has been working to expand access to health care for transgender members. The union’s most recent [...]

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Register for the April Leadership Summit

Our third and final installment of AFT Michigan’s 2018-19 Leadership Summit series is quickly approaching. On Saturday, April 13, AFT Michigan members will convene at the EMU Conference [...]

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2019 Rollie Hopgood Future Teachers Scholarship Applications Now Available Online!

AFT Michigan has three eligibility categories of the Rollie Hopgood Future Teachers Scholarship Award for individuals whose future goal is to become a teacher: 1.     Graduating senior [...]

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2019 Great Lakes Union Leadership Institute

Registration is open for this year’s AFT Great Lakes Union Leadership Institute, to be held June 23-27, 2019 at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI. The ULI draws leaders from across the [...]