Welcome to pac
The AAUP-AFT Political Action
Committee is a volunteer -based committee. Our goals are simple:
To educate members about the important political issues that would
affect our jobs; to mobilize members to participate in the legislative
and political process; to raise funds to support issues and candidates
which will help build a stronger higher education system in Michigan
and protect workers rights.
As a public university, our jobs, our wages, our working conditions, and our funding are intimately tied to the state through legislation and the state budget. Not getting involved in politics, however tempting, ignores an integral part of our livelihoods.
- DONATE today to support the PAC.
- JOIN the PAC. Contact Dan Golodner at email@example.com for more information. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30am in the Reuther Library (2nd floor conference room).
- LEARN about important legislation that affects you. Sign up for AFT Get Active.
Important Current Issues:
- Anti-Worker Legislation: Since the new session began, legislation has been proposed to reduce public employee wages (SJR B), radically increase public employee contributions to healthcare (SB 7), repeal Michigan Occupational Health Law OSHA (SB 14), and further defund higher education (HJR D).
- Emergency Financial Managers: The Senate just passed legislation expanding the role of Emergency Financial Managers (EFM) on March 8. This legislation would allow an EFM to wipe out elected school boardsx or city councils with almost no oversight, as well as all contracts including collective bargaining agreements. This legislation could abolish local democracy
- State Budget: Governor Snyder's proposed budget gives $1.8B in tax cuts to businesses while making $42M in cuts to Wayne State. This is the largest single-year state budget cut to the University in its history.
Download a template and talking points to write a letter to your state senator and representative.
Come to Lansing on March 30 to support Wayne State and onMay 17 to support education. For more information, contact Dan Golodner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find your elected officials here.