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AFT Michigan is Hiring!

AFT Michigan is seeking an experienced and energized Organizer to join our dynamic statewide union of educators and healthcare workers. Our team of staff works with approximately 100 local unions across the state to build strong locals, develop leaders, bargain and enforce contracts, organize, and work for social justice. This position will focus on organizing new members, initially working primarily with higher education and healthcare workers in Washtenaw County. Please encourage great people in your network to apply — more information can be found on our website.

Support UAW Workers

Today, Monday August 14, marks one month out from the UAW’s contract expiration and they are calling on all allies to take action in support of auto workers.

The UAW has launched a petition calling on the Big Three to deliver a fair contract that ends tiered pay systems, restores cost of living adjustments, and ensures job security and just transition to electric vehicles.

CEOs at the Big Three got a 40% pay raise over the last four years, and saw North American profits alone balloon to $250 billion. Record profits should mean a record contract, giving workers what they deserve. Every auto worker should have the same pay and safety standards that generations of UAW members have fought to have.

Our UAW family is counting on you to show up and support auto workers as they fight for a fair contract. Sign the petition today, or call 318-300-1249 and leave a voice message for the Big Three CEO’s in support of UAW members seeking a fair contract.

Contribute to the AFT Michigan PAC Today

AFT Michigan fights for our members, students and communities all year round and we need your help. Can you donate $1 a week to aid us in this fight? Please visit the AFT Michigan website to contribute and make a big difference in protecting public education and building a better Michigan future! 

Professional Development

New Online Course – Differentiating Instruction 

It’s not too late! Registration is open to enroll online in Differentiating Instruction, a new, self-paced module that’s part of the AFT Professional Learning’s Strategies for Success series.

This research-based program consists of courses that address teaching and learning aspects of the preK-12 classroom experienced by new and veteran teachers alike.

The differentiation course, as with all of AFT’s training modules, is designed to foster:

  • Reflection on research;
  • Consideration of the research for application to classroom practice; and
  • Dialogue with other professionals as a way to expand professional knowledge.

This three-part Differentiating Instruction module takes about four hours to complete and is eligible for four hours of credit. If you are an AFT member and aren’t familiar with AFT eLearning, your first step is to create a free account.

In addition to this eLearning course, registered attendees will also be invited to attend three optional virtual support meetings held via Zoom, with an opportunity to earn up to 4.5 additional credit hours. Individuals who attend will participate in live training of overarching concepts, have opportunities for Q&A and receive targeted support from national AFT facilitators. Here are the dates:

  • Session 1 on Tiering:  Aug. 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. EDT
  • Session 2 on Choice Boards: Sept. 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Session 3 on the 3 Intelligences: Oct. 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Learn more about the Differentiating Instruction module.

Enter Share My Lesson’s Back-to-School Sweepstakes

Get Your Students What They Need
Enter AFT Share My Lesson Back-to-School Sweepstakes for a chance to win funding for your class project through DonorsChoose—and clear your list!

Prizes for our eight winners Include:

  • One Grand-Prize Winner: $500 to your project on DonorsChoose
  • Two Runner-Up Winners; $250 to your project on DonorsChoose
  • Five Third-Place Winners: $100 to your project on DonorsChoose

After completing the entry form, which gives you one entry, complete a series of additional tasks to earn more entry points—and more chances to win! The sweepstakes ends on Sept. 5. View the Terms & Conditions. Learn more about DonorsChoose.

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Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute – September 21-23, 2023

The Latina/o Worker Leadership Institute invites all workers, union or non-union, and activists from allied organizations to share ideas and grow skills for responding to the challenges facing Latina/o working persons and learn about Latina/o culture. We welcome participants from all genders and all cultural or ethnic backgrounds. With nine workshops plus a new program for kids, the Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute offers something for everyone.

Click here for more information and to register.

In solidarity,

Terrence Martin


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