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Remembering John McDonald

John McDonald, the 43-year president of the Henry Ford Community College Federation of Teachers, passed away at the age of 75 on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  John had been battling liver [...]

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Join an AFT Michigan Working Group

The AFT Michigan Administrative Board has created five working groups to help push forward our work in priority areas that cut across our constituency groups and we are looking for members to add [...]

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AFT Michigan Remarks on 2021 State of the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from AFT Michigan January 27, 2021 Contact: David Hecker, dhecker@aftmichigan.org, 313-204-6115 AFT Michigan Remarks on 2021 State of the State MICHIGAN — AFT [...]

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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 [...]