Some members have not received their ballots for the DFT officers election on Dec. 6. This may be due to a wrong home address in the district's system. If you have moved and did not change your address with the district, the DFT will not have your current address. If you have not received a ballot, please call the DFT at 313-875-3500 to receive a duplicate ballot.
We had a successful meeting last night to begin mobilizing for the Michigan legislature's lame duck session. We do not want to get caught in the cold like 2012. Please plan on attending one of the two remaining sessions on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 [click here] for more information.
The DFT Retirees Chapter Holiday Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Golightly Career & Technical Center, 900 Dickerson in Detroit. Tickets are $23 and must be purchased by Dec. 2. For more information [click here].
The Nov. 9 telephone debate between Steve Conn, Mershira Oliver and Edna Reaves, candidates for DFT president, can be listened to by going to this link: http://picosong.com/fMMf.
Another live debate is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13, at the DFT Membership Meeting, 4:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 1358 Abbott, east of Trumbull, entrance on Porter Street.
The November Detroit Teacher and 2014 Election Issue will be arriving at schools soon. Please make sure all school staff receives a copy. The issue also can be [Downloaded here]. Two typos in the earlier issue have been corrected. The correct names of the slates are: Equal Opportunity Now/By Any Means Necessary (EON/BAMN), Great Educators Movement (GEM), and United for Teachers Rights (UTR).
News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher & ELECTION EDITION:
- Elections Put Labor and Education at Crossroads
- Snyder's Big Government Failure
- 2014 DFT Election for Officers, Executive Board and Trustees
- DFT Candidate Statements
and much more...[Download Here].