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 [...]


Dec. 8: Collective Bargaining & Contract Enforcement Conference

Register now for the 2018 AFT Michigan Collective Bargaining & Contract Enforcement Conference! Saturday, December 8, 8:30am-5:00pm Fairlane Center South, UM-Dearborn, 19000 Hubbard, Dearborn [...]


January 26-27 Leadership Summit

Join us in the Student Center at Wayne State University for the second installment of AFT Michigan’s 2018-19 Leadership Summit series! Conference registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 [...]


2018 Election Recap: WOW!

On Tuesday, Michigan voters made a clear statement: we want to improve our schools, colleges and universities; clean up the environment; create good jobs; respect working families and their [...]