Monday, a group of Local 1650 members joined other teachers, nurses, school workers, UAW workers, teamsters and others in the labor movement for the annual Labor Day March in Detroit. Former President Bill Clinton led the March.
Afterwards the marchers form Local 1650 visited American Coney Island for some social time. Consider joining us in 2017 if you plans allow. Families are welcome to join the marcher and the post-march meal. Thanks to Eric Gackenbach, Steve Glazer, Geraldine Grunow, Nahla Haidar, Randy Knight, Diane Mancinelli, John McDonald, Jeff Morford, Eric Rader, and their guests for marching.
AFT President Randi Weingarten will visit HFCC to meet with Local 1650 members and AFT other higher education AFT members the metro Detroit area on Thursday, September 8, at 5:30 p.m. Location on campus to be determined. Please let John McDonald know if you can attend. This is a great opportunity to meet President Weingarten both to share your concerns, and to thank her for her work on behalf of the union. You can find out what she has been doing on our behalf on the AFT site (<–LINK) and on her Twitter feed (<–LINK).