Updates from AFT Michigan

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June 23 Labor Walks for Whitmer

On June 23, union members across the state will be meeting up to knock on doors and talk to our brothers and sisters about why it’s so important to elect Gretchen Whitmer as the next [...]

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Stand Up for History

Senator Patrick Colbeck is leading the charge to erase history. Colbeck and a group of others recently helped rewrite the proposed social studies standards for public school students in [...]

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2018 AFT Michigan Convention Highlights

More than 200 delegates gathered in Detroit on May 19 for AFT Michigan’s 75th Convention. Through a full day of discussion, presentations and workshops, delegates updated our Constitution, [...]

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United Way 2018 Summer Programs

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) is looking for volunteers who will help feed hungry kids this summer via their Meet Up and Eat Up Block Parties. Click here for more info on Block [...]

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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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#RedForEd Actions on May 23

On Wednesday, May 23, AFT members in districts across Michigan took part in the national “Wear Red for Public Ed” movement by staging a series of walk-ins, entering their buildings together while [...]

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Fighting Back Against Student Loan Predators

Last Thursday, AFT stood up for student borrowers at Navient’s annual shareholder meeting, telling the largest federal student loan servicer, one with a reputation for abusive practices [...]

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MiARA May Newsletter

The latest newsletter of the Michigan Alliance of Retired Americans is hot off the presses, with articles about Medicare and more! If you would like to get involved with the AFT Michigan Retiree [...]

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Education Budgets Move Through Legislative Process

We’re nearing the middle of the budget process, and the omnibus budgets for public education are waiting approval from the respective committees in the House and Senate. Higher Education [...]

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Working People’s Day of Action

A coalition of unions and allies are holding a Day of Action. The effort is designed to occur ahead of the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 oral [...]

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