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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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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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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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You Are Welcome Here: Support for Immigrant Students in Dearborn

You Are Welcome Here (#DearbornWelcome) is a 20-minute film from Colorín Colorado made with the support of AFT highlighting how Dearborn Public Schools is helping its immigrant students succeed. [...]

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School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator

The School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator is a tool that allows you to compare the current staffing in a school building to the best practice recommendations developed by the [...]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Workshops

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or [...]

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Trunk or Treat GOTV Rally

What: Trunk or Treat GOTV Rally, w/ food, music, treats, games & much more When: Sat., Oct 27th 12-2pm Who: Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans Candidate for Governor Gretchen Whitmer [...]

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#RedForEd Hits Macomb with Randi and Gretchen

Rain didn’t stop our #RedForEd volunteers this past Saturday. Over 100 volunteers showed up ready to “get it done” with AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan members Gretchen [...]

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#RedForEd Walks Kick Off 9/15 in Southfield & Grand Rapids

This year AFT Michigan and the MEA are are working together to help elect pro-public education candidates. Every Saturday, both unions will participate in education walks to help turn out the [...]

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Labor Day Events – September 3

We are 1 week away from the Labor Day Parade! We now have t-shirts in our office. This year AFT Michigan and MEA are standing in solidarity and wearing #RedForEd t-shirts at the Labor Day Parade. [...]