Join the Union

Welcome to your Union! Please review this packet of information and learn how to join the Taylor Federation of Teachers, the AFT-Michigan, and American Federation of Teachers!

 

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Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

AFT Share My Lesson

Owned and operated by the AFT, Share My Lesson is the premier digital platform where educators can collaborate and share standards-aligned learning resources such as lesson plans, classroom strategies and professional development webinars—at no cost. More

 

 

 

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Tell DeVos to stop diverting funding away from public schools

Our country is currently dealing with a pandemic, an economic recession and structural racism—three crises that affect public schools across this country. At a time when we need our federal leaders to step up to support public schools and the 90 percent of students who attend them, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just can’t help herself from trying to revive a failed school privatization agenda.

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