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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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Detroit Public Schools Support Staff Demand Fair Treatment as School Year Begins

News from the Detroit Federation of Paraprofessionals, AFT 2350 and the Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees, AFT 4168 September 1, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [...]

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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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The Bottom Line: Education in the fall must be safe and educators must be involved in decisions

I have heard from so many AFT Michigan members across the state who are rightly concerned about our readiness to open schools this fall. I hear you. And here is the bottom line. Schools should [...]

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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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Help AFT Michigan Move Our Union-Building Program Online

Are you an AFT Michigan member with expertise in online learning who loves the labor movement? If so, your union needs you! AFT Michigan will be moving our Union-Building training series fully [...]

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Higher Education During the Pandemic Should be Mainly Online

As we move closer to the fall semester, community colleges and universities across the state have either announced their fall plans or are working on them, meaning the question of whether and how [...]

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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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April 2020 MiARA Newsletter

While we aren’t having in-person meetings for the moment, the Michigan Alliance of Retired Americans April newsletter is great source for retirees.