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AFT Michigan Remarks on 2021 State of the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from AFT Michigan January 27, 2021 Contact: David Hecker, dhecker@aftmichigan.org, 313-204-6115 AFT Michigan Remarks on 2021 State of the State MICHIGAN — AFT [...]

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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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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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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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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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Michigan Education Unions Stand in Solidarity with Striking UAW Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan and the MEA September 16, 2019 Contact: David Hecker, dhecker@aftmichigan.org Doug Pratt, dpratt@mea.org MICHIGAN — As tens of thousands of UAW [...]

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Union-Led Campaign Expands Transgender Health Coverage at UM

For well over a decade, the Graduate Employees’ Organization, AFT Local 3550, has been working to expand access to health care for transgender members. The union’s most recent [...]

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Educators and school staff finally have an advocate in the governor’s office

MICHIGAN — AFT Michigan President David Hecker released the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address: “Tonight, the Governor laid out an agenda to improve [...]

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AFT Michigan Supports Ferris Faculty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan August 27, 2018 Contact: David Hecker, dhecker@aftmichigan.org AFT Michigan Supports Ferris Faculty DETROIT — AFT Michigan released the following [...]