Updates from AFT Michigan

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2020 Primary Endorsements

Our primary election is coming up on August 4. Hopefully you have requested (and perhaps already received) your absentee ballot. For a list of our endorsed candidates for the August primary go [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

November 16, 2020 Governor Announces Increased Safety Measures With the number of COVID cases spiking, Governor Whitmer, using the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services, [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

November 10, 2020 Where Do We Go From Here? While as a union we celebrate the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the re-election of Gary Peters, and flipping the Michigan Supreme Court, we [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

November 2, 2020 “It Ain’t Over ‘til it’s Over” Saturday morning my wife Alice and I were driving south on Woodward in Royal Oak and right there in the parking lot of the [...]

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Post-Election Update

November 5, 2020 While results aren’t final across the country yet, and we need to make sure every vote is counted, a relatively clear picture of the results is beginning to emerge. Just like [...]

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So When Will We Know Who Won the Election?

Just about everything is different in 2020, and the November election is no exception. One of the biggest differences is that there will probably not be a clear winner on election night — and [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

October 19, 2020 What a great weekend! President Randi Weingarten was in our great state for the Michigan leg of the AFT Bus Tour. It started off on Thursday with a stop in Kalamazoo for a meet [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

September 28, 2020 Senator Elizabeth Warren Michigan Labor Virtual Rally Tuesday On Tuesday, September 29, at 3:00 p.m., Senator Elizabeth Warren will host a pre-debate virtual rally with union [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

September 21, 2020 “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wed, September 23: K-12 Support Staff [...]

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Fall 2020 Union-Building Workshops

Our staff have done a great job converting our trainings to be offered online this fall, including breaking them up into shorter sessions to reduce the “Zoom fatigue” we’re all struggling with [...]

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AFT Michigan Weekly Update

September 14, 2020 This weekend, I was honored to be part of the virtual roundtable discussion on “Fighting for Justice in Michigan” hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders. We had a great crowd who were [...]

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