Detroit Federation of Teachers
“Without me right now, without this fight, teachers are going to lose what they have left, pay … any protections at all, and teachers don’t want that,” said Steve Conn.
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“This is the kind of thing that leads to teacher strikes and a rebellion in a city that will not allow more destruction of its public schools.”
Conn says he will immediately call a meeting to begin a fight against — what he calls — the attacks on the schools, teachers and students by the Snyder administration.
“It’s time to step aside and let the next phase of leadership come in,” Keith Johnson said.
“The more we give, the more they want. They more they want, the more they take. We simply are not going to let them take any more.”
A union official says Detroit public high schools are facing a crisis two weeks into the school year..
School has been canceled in two Michigan school districts as hundreds of teachers are expected to call in sick Tuesday to join right-to-work demonstrations in Lansing.
The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers is asking the Detroit City Council for help in convincing the school district’s state-appointed emergency manager to negotiate with the union on a new contract.
Postal workers, the UAW and the AFL-CIO joined a crowd of teachers Thursday in front the Fisher Building.
A new contract imposed by a state-appointed overseer requires Detroit school teachers to pay far more for their dental care and reduces their life insurance benefits without a salary hike, a union leader said Tuesday, blasting the cost-cutting plan as a “farce.”