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Weekly Update – May 3, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Contributions to the Labor Movement The Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869 after roughly 20,000 Chinese immigrant workers did the [...]

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Weekly Update – April 26, 2021

Workers’ Memorial Day: Wednesday, April 28 Every year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day is observed across America to remember those who lost their lives while on the job and to renew the goal to [...]

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Weekly Update – April 19, 2021

Help Save Jobs at CMU.  Please Sign the Petition! The Central Michigan University Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) has announced that the university [...]

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Weekly Update – April 12, 2021

UM Regent Weiser Must Go Join in the fight to force Ron Weiser to resign from the University of Michigan Board of Regents and for the University to take the Weiser name off off all buildings by [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

March 29, 2020 Voter Suppression Legislation Introduced in Lansing Last week Republicans in the Michigan State Legislature introduced 39 bills to, in their words, “improve the overall voting [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

March 22, 2021 When we learned of the murders of eight people, including six Asian-American women, last week in suburban Atlanta, many metro Detroiters recalled the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin, a [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

March 8, 2021 Amazon Workers Fight For Us All In one of the most important organizing drives in recent memory, Amazon workers at the company’s Bessemer, Alabama facility are organizing a [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

March 1, 2021 AFT and Women’s Rights On this first day of Women’s History month, we don’t have to look far for role models. By the late 1800s, a majority of teachers were women, but in general [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

February 22, 2021 Remembering Our History; Continuing the Struggle As we honor Black History Month, we do not need to look far for trailblazers. Of the far too many we’ve lost to Covid-19, John [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

February 15, 2021 Lorretta Johnson: A Trailblazer for Workers and Civil Rights From Teachers Aid to National Secretary-Treasurer As we honor Black History Month the AFT does not need to look far [...]