The Detroit Teacher: Special election edition

It's here! The November issue of The Detroit Teacher is a special election edition.

 
ATTENTION!!!!
Any dues paying member who does not receive a ballot by Friday, November 18, 2016 should contact Barbara Downey at (313) 875-3500.
 

Affordable health care agreement for DFT members

The Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Coalition of Unions fought for and won an agreement that guarantees affordable access to quality healthcare and provides more options for school employees and their families. Read more from DFT president Ivy Bailey.

'Find a Doc' directions

A huge thank you to all who participated in last night’s healthcare call. As promised, we have shared the information for members who would like to check to see if your current doctor participates in Blue Care Network.

Detroit Civil Rights Lawsuit Makes National News

Check out this article in the Los Angeles Times on the class action lawsuit filed against Gov. Rick Snyder and state education officials on behalf of Detroit’s students and families. DFT leaders participated in a press conference on Sept. 13 announcing the lawsuit. Read the full article here.

DFT Calls on the District to Guarantee Safe, Healthy Schools

In response to news of an unspecified threat targeting Detroit public schools, Detroit Federation of Teachers leaders are urging schools transition manager, Judge Steven Rhodes, to meet their obligation to ensure safe and secure environments for students and educators.