Via East Detroit Federation of Teachers

Please join us to demonstrate district and community solidarity in opposition to CEOs by participating in a rally at the East Detroit High School (15501 Couzens, Eastpointe) Monday, June 27. (Please arrive by 8:45.)


There will be a press conference t 9:00 AM to announce a joint resolution by city council and board of Ed.

EDFT Members: wear your "turn around" T shirts.

First chance to be an activist this summer. Don't miss it if you can. All are welcome! Show them we are serious about this.
Spread the word to others also!"

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Join members of AFGE for a rally to protect healthcare for veterans on Wednesday, June 22, from 11am to 1pm.

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Reminder about the rally opposing dining services privatization at EMU tomorrow at 11 AM, Welch Hall, EMU

Tue 11:00 AM EDTWelch Hall Eastern Michigan University
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Join local labor and community activists in opposing the privatization of dining services at EMU. Rally Tuesday 6/21 at 11 AM, Welch Hall, EMU, followed by Board of Regents meeting, Room 201 Welch Hall.

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The HVALF is part of a coalition to stop the EMU administration from privatizing their food services. If you support this effort, please sign this petition!

I just signed a petition to Mike Morris, Chair, EMU Board of Regents and Don Loppnow, President: Direct the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents to put off the privatization of dining services for at least one year, as we do not believe that students should put up with mold, human hair and u...

Hello, the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights and others in the community are holding a vigil tonight at 7 PM for an Ann Arbor family facing deportation and separation. See below for details and please join the community on Thurs evening at Scarlett Middle School:
3300 Lorraine, Ann Arbor 48108


"Susana, the mother, of two daughters, Sayra & Isabella, is scheduled to be deported April 29th. Sayra, a junior at Huron High School is being forced to leave too! Isabella, a U.S. citizen with medical needs, is a student at Scarlett Middle School. She will be separated from her mother & sister remaining in Ann Arbor. Their father was deported in 2010. Susana & Sayra have been here since 2001; have been contributing model citizens and we need them to remain in our community.

¡Alto a la deportación de Susana y Sayra! Susana es una madre de dos hijas, Isabella y Sayra. Susana y su hija Sayra tienen fecha de deportación del viernes el 29 de abril. Sayra es una estudiante de Huron High School. Isabella es una ciudadana de los Estados Unidos, una estudiante de Scarlet Middle School, y tiene una condición médica grave que requiere la atención de su familia. Si deportan a las Susana y Sayra, Isabella tendrá que quedarse en Michigan sin su madre y hermana mayor. Susana y Sayra han estado aquí desde el año 2001 y las necesitamos en nuestra comunidad. "

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This evening, February 2, 2016, I'm proud to report that the Delegates of the Huron Valley Central Labor Council unanimously endorsed the following resolution:

We are outraged by the proposed Michigan Republican legislation (S.B. 713 and 714) attacking teachers and their unions. Once again Michigan Republican Legislators and Governor Snyder are legislatively attacking citizens’ right to free speech, freedom of association, and collective action.

We pledge our full... support to the MEA and AFT-Michigan in defending their members and their unions in whatever ways the MEA and AFT-Michigan ask us, up to and including nonviolent civil disobedience. We believe now is the time we must all stand together to stop these fascist attacks on the democratic rights of Michigan citizens.

Ian Robinson, President, HVCLC

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Protest Governor Snyder's role in the Flint water crisis here in Ann Arbor this Monday 1/18 at 4 PM, outside the Rackham Building

Mon 4:00 PM ESTRally at 4 pm in front of the Rackham Building at 915 E. Washington St. in Ann Arbor.
442 people interested

Tomorrow at the Dearborn MI Walmart:
“Walmart workers are taking on the wealthiest family in the country. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world and it’s a perfect picture of everything that’s wrong with our unequal economy. Far too many Walmart workers continue to live in poverty and rely on public programs like food stamps to survive, while Walmart rakes in $16 billion a year in profits. The Walton family that controls Walmart has more wealth than 43 percent of Americans combined. That’s why 2,000+ stores (more than half of Walmart stores nationwide) have joined calls for $15 an hour and full-time work.”

Fri 10:00 AM ESTDearborn Wal-Mart/5851 Mercury Drive
55 people interested

Reminder of the U-M Student Labor Coalition's Mock Wage Board tomorrow, Tuesday 11/17 at 7 PM, Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (room #1110), 735 STATE ST, Ann Arbor

Tue 7:00 PM ESTWeill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (room #1110)
53 people interested

Join the new U-M Student Labor Coalition for a Mock Wage Board next Tuesday, November 17 at 7 PM, where expert speakers, community leaders, and active minimum wage workers will discuss the impact and implementation of raising the minimum wage at the University of Michigan to $15/hour.

Tue 7:00 PM ESTWeill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (room #1110)
53 people interested

Sign up here for transportation from Ann Arbor to the National Day of Action for Detroit - Fight for $15 on Tuesday November 10 :…/1vKUQDPhTdppZF-cUT9pBzhl…/viewform

The national day of strike for the national Fight for $15 Movement is Tuesday, November 10th at 4pm in Detroit. Last year, students went to Detroit in solidarity with Detroit 15 on April 15th. We are trying to see how many students would be able to do that again, this year. We are either going to ca…

Picket Snyder at U-M this Thursday at 1 PM:

Thu 10:00 AMOutside Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor MI
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Nancy Heine, HVCLC Vice President, and community activist Greg Pratt, participated in this important discussion, last Saturday, on the sudden appearance of an almost $5 Million deficit in the funds needed to maintain current levels of mental health services in our county. Good work, both of you! Yousef Rabhi and Conan Smith also participated in this program. Thanks to Mark Maynard for bringing this to public attention! Please read up on this important issue, like this message, and share it with your friends.

Much like the Lagavulin 16 Year Single Malt Scotch ice cream we ended the episode gorging ourselves on, this edition of the Saturday Six Pack was complex and layered… One minute it was fun and light, and the next it was deadly serious. In just two hours time, we somehow managed to have interesting c…