Detroit Federation of Teachers
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.
Michigan teachers would no longer have to join unions under legislation state Senate Republicans plan to introduce in the coming weeks.
A lawsuit filed in federal court aims to stop the Detroit Public Schools from imposing a 10 percent pay cut on employees.
The head the teachers union vows to fight, after the Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager imposed a 10-percent pay cut on all district employees.
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