About EFE

Our Growth & Our rich History

The Eastpointe Federation of Educators (EFE) and its members are proud to be in the front line of public education in the Eastpointe Community Schools. We see many challenges ahead in the field of education, but we are approaching those challenges with an attitude of positive energy, which will make each student's success even more special.

Our members serve students in grades PK-12 in every discipline. We are a highly qualified and highly motivated staff that takes a strong stand in what we believe is best for the students and community we serve. We are an active team in working to create a great learning environment here in Eastpointe and Warren.

Our Scholarship Trust Fund helps deserving students with tens of thousands of dollars in awards each year. 

The EFE is proud to be an active part in the Eastpointe, Macomb County, and the State of Michigan's education program.  Our members are important parts of many committees across the curriculum that contribute to the improvement of instruction and success of our students.

Coming soon! Watch a Video: EDFT History

The Eastpointe Federation of Educators is a Local with a Rich Heritage

(an historical perspective)

EFE was originally chartered on February 18, 1942 as the Macomb County Federation of Teachers, AFT Local #698, later becoming the East Detroit Federation of Teachers. The local represented teachers in East Detroit Public Schools (EDPS), located in East Detroit, Michigan. In 1992, the citizens of East Detroit voted to change the name of their city to Eastpointe, but the school district remained EDPS. In 2017, the district became Eastpointe Community Schools. One year later, the union name changed. In addition to changing the geographic reference, we changed Teachers to Educators to be inclusive of the paraprofessionals we also represent. Regardless of the name, we are proud of our history.  READ MORE

“To sin by silence when they should protest,

makes cowards of men.”

Abraham Lincoln