AFTers Win Primaries
Four AFT Michigan members have won their Democratic Primary races, one for State Senate and three for State House. Senator Erika Geiss, member of Local 2000 when she taught at Wayne County Community College, won her race in the newly drawn district. Detroit Teachers Regina Weiss, an incumbent State Representative, breezed to victory in her primary, while Dylan Wegela, Dearborn Teachers, and Carrie Rheinland, Lecturers’ Employees Organization, won as well. Congratulations to all.
Labor Day Parade Returns
The Detroit Labor Day Parade is back after COVID forced cancellations. Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on September 5. Please join with other unions to show the unity and strength of the labor movement. We will send further details when they are available.
Meeting with AAUP Leaders
As five American Association of University Professors (AAUP) locals are jointly affiliating with AFT, I met with Cathryn Bailey, President of the Western Michigan University AAUP, and Scott Meyers, President of the AAUP chapter at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. We discussed how best to work together on higher education policy issues, and issues at their institutions. This affiliation, which also includes AAUP chapters at Oakland, Northern Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, will benefit both unions and our work to advance higher education.
Detroit FC Offers $5 Tickets For Union Members
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!
Lessons for the New School Year
Use these resources to help make the first days back in the classroom easier while setting the tone for a successful school year.
Get the resources you need to develop a positive classroom starting on day one. You’ll find tips that range from designing classroom rules and improving behavior on the school bus to welcoming all students.
Educator Wellness: A Toolkit for Busy Teachers
It’s time to take care of YOU. Learn to conquer stress triggers and identity quakes; set boundaries (and keep them); and find self-care practices for even the busiest schedule.