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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 [...]

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AFT Michigan Endorses Dana Nessel for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan August 1, 2018 Contact: David Hecker, 313-204-6115, dhecker@aftmichigan.org   AFT Michigan Endorses Dana Nessel for Attorney General Students, [...]

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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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AFT Leaders: Judge Makes Clear That Project Veritas’ Unlawful Tactics Have a Price

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan President David Hecker in response to Judge Parker’s decision regarding Project Veritas: “Today, a judge made clear to [...]