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July MiARA Newsletter

Hot off the presses, it’s the July newsletter of the Michigan Alliance of Retired Americans. Among other highlights, you’re invited to the July 24th membership meeting at the MEA [...]

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RSVP for the August 19-20 Leadership Summit in Dearborn

On August 18-19, we will gather at UM-Dearborn for the first of three Leadership Summits during the 2018-19 school year. Like last August, Saturday’s session will focus on helping you [...]

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AFT National Convention Delegates Debate, Decide and Vote

2,500 delegates from around the country gathered in Pittsburgh for the July 13 – 16 AFT convention. More than 75 members of AFT Michigan local delegations were actively involved as [...]

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June 23 Labor Walks for Whitmer

On June 23, union members across the state will be meeting up to knock on doors and talk to our brothers and sisters about why it’s so important to elect Gretchen Whitmer as the next [...]

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Stand Up for History

Senator Patrick Colbeck is leading the charge to erase history. Colbeck and a group of others recently helped rewrite the proposed social studies standards for public school students in [...]

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2018 AFT Michigan Convention Highlights

More than 200 delegates gathered in Detroit on May 19 for AFT Michigan’s 75th Convention. Through a full day of discussion, presentations and workshops, delegates updated our Constitution, [...]

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United Way 2018 Summer Programs

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) is looking for volunteers who will help feed hungry kids this summer via their Meet Up and Eat Up Block Parties. Click here for more info on Block [...]

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Educators Applaud Whitmer Education Plan

Since 2011, too many lawmakers have sided with Betsy DeVos to push an education agenda that included slashing school funding and attacking our frontline educators. This approach has left Michigan [...]

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#RedForEd Actions on May 23

On Wednesday, May 23, AFT members in districts across Michigan took part in the national “Wear Red for Public Ed” movement by staging a series of walk-ins, entering their buildings together while [...]

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Fighting Back Against Student Loan Predators

Last Thursday, AFT stood up for student borrowers at Navient’s annual shareholder meeting, telling the largest federal student loan servicer, one with a reputation for abusive practices [...]