Macomb ISD Paras: Surviving and Thriving in the Open Shop

The Macomb ISD Federation of Paraprofessionals, AFT Local 6216, represents about 300 paras working with special education students in fourteen sites across Macomb County. Being scattered across [...]


School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator

The School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator is a tool that allows you to compare the current staffing in a school building to the best practice recommendations developed by the [...]


Union-Led Campaign Expands Transgender Health Coverage at UM

For well over a decade, the Graduate Employees’ Organization, AFT Local 3550, has been working to expand access to health care for transgender members. The union’s most recent [...]


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 [...]