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Lincoln Consolidated Transportation Workers say “AFT YES”

We’re excited to welcome the Lincoln Consolidated Transportation Union (AFT Local 6740), which represents about 40 bus drivers, aides and mechanics, to AFT Michigan. The great organizing work was led by President Kaki Prater, Secretary Deidre Burns and Treasurer April Mullins.  

We appreciate the Lincoln Consolidated Schools administration voluntarily recognizing the union upon a clear majority indicating their desire to be represented by AFT Michigan.  And thanks to Randy Liepa, former superintendent of Wayne RESA, for serving as the neutral third party who verified the majority support. 

Budget Negotiations Continue In Lansing 

The Governor, House and Senate have all issued budget proposals for PreK-12 School Aid, Community Colleges and Universities. The Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference on May 20, 2022 found revenues were up a total of $2.03 billion, with the General Fund $1.1 billion higher than expected and the School Aid Fund $948.7 million higher. These estimates led to negotiations between the three branches to resolve their differences in the budgets which are expected to be finalized by the Legislature sometime before or shortly after the 4th of July holiday.

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

While the 2021-22 school year is now in the rear view, many of you are looking for resources to support summer learning, earning professional development credit for recertification and taking some time for much-needed self-care. Share My Lesson’s Summer of Learning has you covered.

If summertime lessons are what you seek, we have some of our most popular resource collections for preK-16 queued up, including Summer Learning with Movies, Summer Reading Lessons, the all-new Black Music Appreciation Month and Parent Resources for SEL and Learning Recovery.

Be sure to prioritize your self-care with ideas featured in recent blogs and on-demand webinars, including the Five Adult SEL Muscles to Make Your Life Easier and our Exploring Mindfulness series to help cope with stress.

Another way to combat stress? Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to see the musical Hamilton on Broadway this fall!

And, we really would love to have you join us for our 2022 Summer of Learning webinar series. Sessions start the week of July 25. Choose from a variety of topics, including learner variability, starting the new year off with a caring classroom, missing narratives in American history, climate education, and managing civil discourse.

If you can’t make the time, register anyway to have the on-demand link emailed to you.

In solidarity, 

David Hecker


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