Detroit Teacher - October 2015

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • DFT Rebuilds After Appeal Vote
  • Putting Our Differences Aside
  • Winning a Fair Contract in June
  • Solidarity Fridays Go Viral

and much more....[Download here].

DFT Membership Meeting Thursday

The DFT Membership Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the IBEW Hall, 1358 Abbott, entrance on Porter Street. All members are encouraged to attend for updates on district and union issues.

Solidarity Friday Photos

DFT members in the buildings are making creative gestures to show union solidarity. These are called Solidarity Fridays. If your staff can gather for a photo wearing your DFT "United We Bargain - Divided We Beg" buttons. Please send the photo in its original jpeg form to so we can put them on our website or Facebook page.


DFT Calendars [9.30.15]

The 2015-16 DFT calendars have been delivered to your school. If you did not receive one, first check with your building rep or at the office. If you did not receive calendars at your building or did not get enough for all DFT members, please call the DFT editor at 313-875-6776.

Class Size and Supplies Reports

Forms for supplies and class size reports will be delivered to your school soon. Please fill these out and return them in the postage paid envelope or fax to the DFT at 313-875-3511.

Union Dues Correction

We have been notified by the Office of Payroll that dues were not deducted from the paychecks of many DFT members. To correct this error, union dues will be deducted as listed below:

  • Oct. 6, 2015: $61.17
  • Oct. 20, 2015: $61.17
  • Nov. 3, 2015: $40.78 (Will return to normal deduction from this date going forward).