DFT General Membership Meeting Calendar

Below are the meeting dates for the school year 2019-2020

September 19, 2019

October 10, 2019

November 14, 2019

December 12, 2019

January 16, 2020

Februrary 13, 2020

March 12, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 14, 2020

June 11, 2020

Meeting Location

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers  (IBEW) 
1358 Abbott Street
Detroit MI 48226
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

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Passing of Former DFT President Virginia Cantrell

DFT Members,
We are saddened to report the passing of former DFT President Virginia Cantrell. Virginia served as President of DFT from 2007-2009.  We ask that all members please keep her family and loved ones uplifted in prayer. As we learn of funeral arrangements we will share with the membership.