Michigan Legislature lashes out at Detroit schools

The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.

How the teacher shortage could turn into a crisis

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.

AFT offers labor-management conference on professional learning, ESSA

AFT is offering a unique opportunity this summer that brings labor/management teams together to take a deep look at implementing professional learning in a strategic way that embodies support for ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). The AFT Collaborative Network at Summer Educator Academy will be held July 7-10 event. OFT highly suggests that our locals look at this opportunity to develop further their labor management structure. Learn more.

Momentum builds for graduate workers' unions

As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.