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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Educators and school staff finally have an advocate in the governor’s office

MICHIGAN — AFT Michigan President David Hecker released the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address: “Tonight, the Governor laid out an agenda to improve [...]


Michigan ARA January Newsletter

Check out the January newsletter of the Michigan Alliance of Retired Americans.  


Members Brave the Cold to Gather at January Leadership Summit

Over 140 members from around state actively participated in this past weekend’s Leadership Summit. On Saturday, our sessions were based off of AFT Michigan’s Power Wheel for building [...]


Lame Duck Legislative Update

The Michigan Legislature is halfway through the lame duck session, and it has been incredibly busy. We expect legislative activity to continue over the next two weeks. The Legislature is in [...]


First Week of Lame Duck Session Sees Flurry of Activity

In the first three of 12 session days scheduled before the end of the legislative term, we’ve seen hundreds of bills introduced, and dozens of committee hearings. This first week, despite [...]


2019 Black Men in Unions Conference

The University of Michigan – Dearborn Center for Labor and Community Studies Black Men in Unions Conference to be held February 21-24, 2019 at the Fairlane Club and the University of [...]


Get Ready for Lame Duck

It was the “Lame Duck” legislative session of 2012 when the Republican controlled legislature rammed “Right to Work” through the process without even a hearing.  And that [...]