Detroit Federation of Teachers

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Report: Teacher, Activist Steve Conn Elected President Of Detroit Teachers Union

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.


Keith Johnson (Credit: American Federation of Teachers/Facebook)

President Of Detroit Teachers Union To Step Down

“It’s time to step aside and let the next phase of leadership come in,” Keith Johnson said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2014

Detroit classroom (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Detroit Teachers Union Will Fight Pay Cuts ‘By Any Means Necessary’

“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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2014

Union Rep: Detroit High Schools Overcrowded

A union official says Detroit public high schools are facing a crisis two weeks into the school year..

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2013

School Districts Closed As Teachers Skip Work To Attend Protests

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

Teachers protest contract changes on July 19 in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Sandra McNeil)

Detroit Teachers Union Calls On City Council For Help

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2012

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Hundreds Protest Detroit Teachers’ Contract

Postal workers, the UAW and the AFL-CIO joined a crowd of teachers Thursday in front the Fisher Building.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012

Union Chief: New Detroit Teachers’ Deal Is ‘Farce’

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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2012

Detroit Federation of Teachers president Keith Johnson (C). (WWJ: Florence Walton)

Union Leader Threatens Lawsuit Over Teacher Re-Hiring Evaluations

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2012

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Detroit Teacher Layoffs ‘Going To Be Very Personal’

DFT President Keith Johnson says a new state law leaves it up the the district which teachers will stay and go.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012