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Weekly Update – January 18, 2022

Addressing Gun Violence My January column in the Michigan Advance addresses what needs to be done to address gun violence in our schools and our communities.   After Oxford: A Mental [...]

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Weekly Update – January 10, 2022

Member Spotlight: Colleen McDaniel & Elizabeth Drake, WSU GEOC Colleen McDaniel, Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow at Wayne State University (WSU) & Elizabeth Drake, [...]

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Weekly Update – December 13, 2021

Biden Rips Kellogg’s, Supports Workers, as #KelloggStrike Continues Over 1,400 BCTGM members in Battle Creek, MI, Lancaster, PA, Omaha, NE, and Memphis, TN have overwhelmingly voted to [...]

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Weekly Update – December 6, 2021

Education Groups United in Dealing with School Violence Following the tragedy at Oxford High School, AFT President Randi Weingarten and I released the following statement:    [...]

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Weekly Update – November 29, 2021

State Board of Canvassers Approves “Let MI Kids Learn” for Signature Collection Today the State Board of Canvassers approved the “Let MI Kids Learn” petition for signature collection.  This [...]

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Weekly Update – November 15, 2021

Governor Vetoes HB 5405 and SB 687 Last week the Governor vetoed HB 5405 and SB 687 which would create a voucher-like program via a complicated tax credit scholarship system. We will continue to [...]

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Weekly Update – November 8, 2021

Creating a Support Staff-to-Teacher Pipeline My column this month in the Michigan Advance proposes a statewide expansion of successful “grow your own” programs to assist support staff who want to [...]

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Weekly Update – November 1, 2021

Native American Heritage Month It has been quite the scene the last few nights at Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, with 40,000 people doing the “tomahawk chop” to rally their [...]

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Weekly Update – October 25, 2021

Letter in Support of Danny Fenster Delivered to Myanmar Embassy We have previously written about journalist Danny Fenster, a former member of the Union of Part-Time Faculty at Wayne State [...]

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Weekly Update – October 18, 2021

Joint Labor-Management Statement Calling for Civility in Board Rooms and Classrooms Today, education labor and management released a joint statement calling for civility in Board meetings and in [...]