Trade Unionists Around the Country Stand with Detroit Educators

All members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute Board of Directors and more than 200 of the organization’s members signed on to a statement of support for educators in Detroit and urged the school district to bargain a fair contract agreement. Read the full statement.

Celebrate Labor Day with the DFT

Join with sisters and brothers from the Detroit Federation of Teachers, AFT Michigan and Detroit’s organized labor family for the Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 5. Meet us at the staging location at 7 a.m., on Michigan Avenue and Trumbull. The parade steps off at 9:30 a.m.

Represent your union by wearing the red DFT t-shirt! Shirts are available at the DFT Office at 7700 Second Ave. Please pick up your shirt Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., until Friday, Sept. 2. T-SHIRTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE PARADE. We look forward to marching with you to celebrate Labor Day 2016! Click here to RSVP.

DFT Delegates Attend Historic 2016 National AFT Convention

Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers joined more than 3,000 union delegates from around the country in Minneapolis July 18-21 for the American Federation of Teachers’ biennial convention. Interim President Ivy Bailey and Executive Vice President Terrence Martin were part of a delegation of 10 DFT members attending the national gathering.