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Education Budgets Move Through Legislative Process

We’re nearing the middle of the budget process, and the omnibus budgets for public education are waiting approval from the respective committees in the House and Senate. Higher Education [...]

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AFT Leaders: Judge Makes Clear That Project Veritas’ Unlawful Tactics Have a Price

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan President David Hecker in response to Judge Parker’s decision regarding Project Veritas: “Today, a judge made clear to [...]

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We Won the 3 Percent Case

In a unanimous order issued today, the Michigan Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals directing that 3% deducted from pay of Michigan public school employees be [...]

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Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to AFT Michigan Endorsement Questionnaire

Earlier this month, AFT Michigan invited all Republican and Democratic candidates for governor who filed paperwork with the state of Michigan to participate in our endorsement process. The first [...]

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Argument scheduled on 3% cases

The Michigan Supreme Court has scheduled November 7 oral arguments on the litigation challenging the 2010 law requiring public school employees to surrender 3% of their salary for retiree health [...]

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Protecting Health Care Town Hall Events

Protecting Health Care Town Hall Events The fight to protect health care in this country continues and we need you! Throughout August and September, organizations will be hosting health care town [...]

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MEA and AFT Michigan to Schuette & Calley: Denounce Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from: AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association MICHIGAN — The following is a joint statement by David Hecker, President of AFT Michigan, and Steve Cook, [...]

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Governor, Republican Legislative Leadership Reach Compromise Deal on MPSERS Hybrid “Reform”

Late this afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder, Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, and Senate Republican Leader Arlen Meekhof reached an agreement on changes to HB 4647 and SB 401, bills which reform [...]

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Legislative Update April 3, 2017

Legislators Return to Districts for Spring Recess After a busy start to the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, the Michigan Legislature has adjourned for two weeks to work in district. We encourage [...]

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AFT Michigan and MEA Release Statement on Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 10, 2017 MEA, AFT Michigan see potential in education commission report – if lawmakers take full slate of recommendations and goals seriously           The [...]