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Weekly Update – January 30, 2023

Support All Workers My January Michigan Advance column comments on the tremendous outpouring of support for Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills when he narrowly avoided death on the football field, [...]

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Weekly Update – January 23, 2023

AFT Member Legislators on Key Committees Michigan Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks and House Speaker Joe Tate have made committee assignments and AFT members are in strong positions to [...]

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Weekly Update – January 17, 2023

EMUFT Organizes to Strengthen Local All full and part time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University are now in one bargaining unit.  Since 2011, EMUFT 9102 has been a union divided between [...]

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Weekly Update – January 9, 2023

DeVos Voucher Scheme Withdrawn from Board of State Canvassers Great news – the DeVos-backed voucher initiative, deceptively named “Let MI Kids Learn,” has withdrawn its petition with the [...]

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Weekly Update – December 12, 2022

Enjoy the Season This will be our last Monday email until January 9.  For those who celebrate a holiday this time of year have a great holiday.  To everyone, we hope you get some [...]

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Weekly Update – December 5, 2022

Union Building Institute- February 4, 2023 AFT Michigan’s Union Building Institute will take place on February 4, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at UM-Dearborn Fairlane North. Sessions are [...]

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Weekly Update – November 28, 2022

Union Building Institute- February 4, 2023 AFT Michigan’s Union Building Institute will take place on February 4, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at UM-Dearborn Fairlane North. Sessions are [...]

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Weekly Update – November 21, 2022

Build Union, Build Green Thanks to a grant from the Climate Jobs National Resource Center, AFT Michigan is leading a coalition of other education unions, building trades and the UAW to map out a [...]

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Weekly Update – November 14, 2022

Let’s Celebrate, Analyze, and Build a Better Michigan Tuesday’s election results were astounding.  For the first time in my 39 years in Michigan, our allies (and yes, given increased [...]

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Weekly Update – November 7, 2022

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE Given the large amount of absentee ballots cast, we are not likely to have all final results Tuesday night, but the barrage of ads and mail is almost over.  Below is the [...]