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Weekly Update – September 19, 2022

President Biden is a “Union Man” Last Tuesday, the AFT provided me with the once in a lifetime experience of being at an official White House event.  I joined with about 1,999 folk from [...]

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Weekly Update – September 12, 2022

EMU AAUP/AFT Reaches Tentative Agreement, Ending Strike The Eastern Michigan University  American Association of University Professors / American Federation of Teachers has reached a [...]

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Weekly Update – August 29, 2022

Celebrate Labor Day with AFT Michigan – Monday, September 5 While there’s no Metro Detroit AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade this year, we invite AFT Michigan members and families to join us for a [...]

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Weekly Update – August 22, 2022

EMU AAUP-AFT Picket This Friday Join with the AAUP-AFT chapter at Eastern Michigan University at an informational picket, Friday, August 26 as they fight for a new contract.  The picket [...]

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Weekly Update – August 8, 2022

AFTers Win Primaries Four AFT Michigan members have won their Democratic Primary races, one for State Senate and three for State House.  Senator Erika Geiss, member of Local 2000 when she [...]

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Weekly Update – August 1, 2022

UM Librarians, Archivists, and Curators win First Contract On Friday, July 29th, LEO-GLAM, the union of librarians, archivists, and curators (LACs) at the University of Michigan, announced [...]

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Weekly Update – July 25, 2022

Meeting New Local Leaders Strong local union leaders are essential to our effectiveness as a union.  We have been fortunate to have strong leaders, and the good news is I see that [...]

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Weekly Update – July 18, 2022

AFT Convention I flew back Sunday night from the AFT Convention in Boston. We had about 50 delegates from 15 Michigan locals there participating in all the events. Some highlights: Terrence [...]

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Weekly Update – June 27, 2022

Lincoln Consolidated Transportation Workers say “AFT YES” We’re excited to welcome the Lincoln Consolidated Transportation Union (AFT Local 6740), which represents about 40 bus drivers, aides and [...]

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Weekly Update – June 21, 2022

AAUP Affiliates with AFT Delegates to the biennial meeting of the American Association of University Professors voted this past Saturday to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers, [...]