Updates from AFT Michigan

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Weekly Update – November 29, 2021

State Board of Canvassers Approves “Let MI Kids Learn” for Signature Collection Today the State Board of Canvassers approved the “Let MI Kids Learn” petition for signature collection.  This [...]

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Statement from National and Michigan AFT Leadership on School Shooting in Oxford, MI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from AFT Michigan November 30, 2021 Contact: David Hecker, dhecker@aftmichigan.org, 313-204-6115 Statement from National and Michigan AFT Leadership on School [...]

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Weekly Update – November 15, 2021

Governor Vetoes HB 5405 and SB 687 Last week the Governor vetoed HB 5405 and SB 687 which would create a voucher-like program via a complicated tax credit scholarship system. We will continue to [...]

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Weekly Update – November 8, 2021

Creating a Support Staff-to-Teacher Pipeline My column this month in the Michigan Advance proposes a statewide expansion of successful “grow your own” programs to assist support staff who want to [...]

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Nominate a Member Doing Great Things to be Recognized in our Member Spotlight Program

Our members are doing amazing things across the state, both at work and in their communities and we want to share their stories! Please fill out the form below to nominate a colleague or friend [...]

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Weekly Update – November 1, 2021

Native American Heritage Month It has been quite the scene the last few nights at Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, with 40,000 people doing the “tomahawk chop” to rally their [...]

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Weekly Update – October 25, 2021

Letter in Support of Danny Fenster Delivered to Myanmar Embassy We have previously written about journalist Danny Fenster, a former member of the Union of Part-Time Faculty at Wayne State [...]

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Weekly Update – October 18, 2021

Joint Labor-Management Statement Calling for Civility in Board Rooms and Classrooms Today, education labor and management released a joint statement calling for civility in Board meetings and in [...]

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Weekly Update – October 11, 2021

On October 5, 1400 workers at four Kellogg Co. plants went on strike. Members of the Bakery, Confectionery Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) are holding strong on the picket line in [...]

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Weekly Update – October 4, 2021

Urban and Rural Schools Have Much in Common When it comes to education needs and challenges, urban and rural (and some suburban) districts have much more in common than many people realize.  [...]

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