American Federation of Teachers

Protesters outside the Capital in Lansing in December. (credit:WWJ/Mike Campbell)

“Nothing Short Of Bullying” Says Union President Of Republican Proposal

Can state Republican lawmakers penalize universities for ratifying new contracts before “right-to-work” kicks-in?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2013

WSU campus (Wikimedia Commons)

Wayne State, Faculty Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Wayne State University and its faculty and academic staff union, the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) Local 6075, announced Tuesday that they have tentatively agreed to an 8-year contract.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2013

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the National Education Association Annual Mtg July 3, 2012. (Getty Images/Mark Wilson)

Vice President Biden Addresses Teacher’s Union In Detroit

Vice President Joe Biden addressed the American Federation of Teachers in Detroit Sunday afternoon, some members of the Republican party picketed in front of Cobo Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2012

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Detroit Hosts American Federation Of Teachers

For the first time in more than 30 years, The American Federation of Teachers is holding its a convention in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

Teachers Union rally (file photo WWJ)

AFT Chief: Teachers, Public Education Under Attack

The president of the American Federation of Teachers says anti-labor campaigns around the country threaten teachers’ well-being and the group’s “very existence as a union.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

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Senate OKs Bill Ending Pensions For New Teachers

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that would end pensions for newly-hired public school workers and instead give them 401-k’s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2012