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Post-Election Update

November 5, 2020 While results aren’t final across the country yet, and we need to make sure every vote is counted, a relatively clear picture of the results is beginning to emerge. Just like [...]

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So When Will We Know Who Won the Election?

Just about everything is different in 2020, and the November election is no exception. One of the biggest differences is that there will probably not be a clear winner on election night — and [...]

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Fall 2020 Union-Building Workshops

Our staff have done a great job converting our trainings to be offered online this fall, including breaking them up into shorter sessions to reduce the “Zoom fatigue” we’re all struggling with [...]

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AFT Michigan is Hiring

Our union is lucky to be in position to add three people to our talented and hardworking team of staff over the next few months. We have posted three positions: Political & Legislative [...]

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Michigan Senate Passes Return to School Compromise

On August 15, the Michigan Senate passed a package of legislation that will implement an agreement between Republican Legislative leaders and Governor Gretchen Whitmer to amend the State School [...]

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2020 Primary Endorsements

Our primary election is coming up on August 4. Hopefully you have requested (and perhaps already received) your absentee ballot. For a list of our endorsed candidates for the August primary go [...]

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Hecker: Our Responsibility to Fight Racism

Earlier this spring I wrote a column about the disparate impact of COVID-19 on African-Americans and low-income families. The racial disparities we have seen as a result of the virus are not [...]

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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 [...]