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March 2023 Detroit Teacher Election Edition

February-March 2023

Next week members will be electing one person to fill a vacancy on the executive board and three members of the Election Committee. To help you make an informed decision, the DFT Election Committee has asked each Executive Board candidate to provide a campaign statement. REMINDER: Voting will be in person at the general membership meeting. Specific details about the voting process will be sent next week by the Election Committee.


Gavin Buckley

The Detroit Teacher: Special election edition

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

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

Detroit Teacher: Special end-of-year issue

Check out the special end-of-year DFT newsletter. Read all about:

  • The DFT Member Spotlight, featuring Cass Tech's Tony Award winner, Marilyn McCormick, and Thirkel Elementary's Mitzi Davis
  • How to stay engaged with the union over the summer
  • Updates on contract negotiations, school board elections and Michigan House races
  • How you can join a delegation of DFT members to participate in a Save Our Schools rally on July 8 in Washington, D.C.
  • Much more!

Click here to read this special edition of Detroit Teacher

In unity,
Ivy Bailey 

P.S. Show that you’re “still committed” to ensuring a strong voice for educators by signing up for alternative dues collection now!

Detroit Teacher - February 2016

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • Coming Together to Save Our Schools
  • What It Takes to Win in Detroit
  • Parents Protest Demotion of Bilingual Secretary

and much more...[Download here].

Detroit Teacher - June 2015

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • Defeating the Snyder Plan
  • Detroit Teacher is "Michigan Teacher of the Year" Finalist
  • Detroit School Social Workers Give and Give More

and much more...[Download here].

Detroit Teacher - April 2015

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • Giving Everything to Her Students - Even an Organ
  • Conn Holds Rallies Against Principals
  • Our Voices Need to be Heard
  • Facts About School Strikes

and much more...[Download here].

Detroit Teacher - March 2015

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • DFT Pushes for Building Reps at Every School
  • State of the DFT Union
  • Are You Thinking of Retirement?
  • Teacher Appreciation Gala June 13

and much more...[Download here].