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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

December 9, 2019 Gov. Whitmer Supports Lawsuit Opposing Public Funding of Private Schools Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Michael Rice filed a brief in the [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

December 2, 2019 Northern Locals Working with Community Partners to Distribute Books AFT locals across northern Michigan are doing an amazing job getting books into classrooms, community centers, [...]

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Last Chance to Sign-up for Dec 7 Union-Building Institute in Dearborn!

November 25, 2019 Last Chance to Register For the December 7 Union Building Institute! Our next UBI is coming up on December 7, and you can sign up now by following this link.  In addition [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

November 12, 2019 Midland Paras Hit Organizing Goals The Midland Federation of Paraprofessionals celebrated reaching 100% membership in all of their secondary buildings Thursday night. [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

November 4, 2019 Thank You John When Congressman John Conyers, Jr. died last week I wanted to send out a tweet, but I struggled. How do I balance all he fought for and accomplished with the [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

October 14, 2019 Detroit Paras Growing The membership campaign at the Detroit Federation of Paraprofessionals – Local 2350 is off to a great start. The new organizing fellow, Rose Kirtz, in [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

October 7, 2019 Fairview Membership Grows Since the beginning of this academic year the Fairview Federation of Teachers has increased its teacher membership from 59% to 82%. The local continues [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

October 1, 2019 Governor Whitmer Signs State Budgets Late Monday evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed all state budgets, while issuing 147 line-item vetoes which total $947 million. The [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

September 23, 2019 Legislature Votes on K-12 Budget, Votes on University and Community College Budgets Expected Tomorrow With the state’s fiscal year ending September 30, we expect the flurry of [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

September 16, 2019 State Budget Still In Progress; Gov. Whitmer to Provide Update to AFT, MEA Members Tomorrow Night Late last week, the Michigan Legislature took another step toward a final [...]