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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.

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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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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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Michigan ARA December Newsletter

The December newsletter of the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans is hot off the presses with articles including post office privatization and prescription drug prices.

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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 [...]