Detroit Federation of Teachers
“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.”
Detroit Federation of Teachers President Keith Johnson is threatening to file a lawsuit against the school district if any teacher loses their job based on end of the school year teacher evaluations.
DFT President Keith Johnson says a new state law leaves it up the the district which teachers will stay and go.
Dozens of Detroit Public Schools teachers are being laid off — and it’s happening during the important start of the crucial MEAP testing period. DFT President Keith Johnson says the layoffs could not come at a worse time.