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Governor’s Updated Guidance on Schools & COVID-19

A joint statement from David Hecker, AFT-Michigan President; Don Wotruba, MASB Executive Director;Tina Kerr, MASA Executive Director; Ray Telman, Middle CitiesExecutive Director; Paula Herbart, [...]

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MI Supreme Court Deadlocks on School Funding

December 28, 2020 MICHIGAN — AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association released the following joint statement after the Michigan Supreme Court reached a 3-3 deadlock on a case that [...]

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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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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 [...]