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Gov. Whitmer Proposes FY2021 Budget

Last week, State Budget Director Chris Kolb presented Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal for the state budget for the next fiscal year. In addition to her priority of fixing Michigan [...]

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January 2020 MiARA Newsletter

This month’s MiARA newsletter is out; the next membership meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at UAW Region 1.

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AFT Michigan is Hiring

AFT Michigan is seeking an experienced and energized Field Representative to join our dynamic statewide union of educators. Our team of Field Representatives works with approximately 100 local [...]

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November 2019 Higher Ed Newsletter

MSU-UNTF Welcomes Law College Faculty to the Union   SONYA ALVARADO, FIELD REPRESENTATIVE The Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty at Michigan State University, AFT Local 1855, welcomes the [...]

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2019-2020 Union-Building & Leadership Development Program

Check out our calendar for the year ahead and mark your calendars! Online links to sign up coming soon!

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#AFTVotes: Detroit Presidential Debates

The next series of presidential debates will occur on July 30th and July 31st in Detroit, and we want to make sure our members have every opportunity to watch and get information about [...]

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You Are Welcome Here: Support for Immigrant Students in Dearborn

You Are Welcome Here (#DearbornWelcome) is a 20-minute film from Colorín Colorado made with the support of AFT highlighting how Dearborn Public Schools is helping its immigrant students succeed. [...]

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Herbart and Hecker: Don’t gamble with school retirement funds for roads scheme

Some state lawmakers are proposing to dip into state retirement funds to pay for Michigan’s crumbling roads.  This dangerous idea should be rejected because it could undermine the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]