Keith Johnson

Steve Conn - FILE PHOTO (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Steve Conn Removed From Office And Kicked Out Of Detroit Federation Of Teachers

Steve Conn was removed from the presidency Wednesday and kicked out of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2015


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


Union Re-Elects Johnson As DFT President

Keith Johnson re-elected as Detroit Federation of Teachers president.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2012

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

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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DPS Laying Off Teachers During Start Of MEAP Testing

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2011

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young)

Senate Majority Leader Richardville Takes Aim At MEA

Michigan teachers would no longer have to join unions under legislation state Senate Republicans plan to introduce in the coming weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2011

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DPS Budget Cuts 853 Jobs, Reduces Class Size

Faced with a $327 million budget deficit, the Detroit Public Schools has proposed a budget plan that cuts 853 district jobs and 231 million in expenses, while reducing class size.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011

Jeb Bush

‘Michigan Matters’ Education Special

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush comes to Michigan to talk to lawmakers about education reform and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain gets an exclusive interview.

CBS 62–06/17/2011

Detroit Public Schools (File Photo)

No Changes Expected For DPS Contracts Under New EFM

Detroit Public Schools continue operating under a state appointed emergency manager who unlike his predecessor, Robert Bobb, has the authority to scuttle labor contracts if he sees a need to do so.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2011