The keynote speaker for the DFT231R chapter meeting in September was Jason Posey, the executive vice-president. He thanked the attendees for their service to the union post-retirement. He also urged the retirees to come into schools to talk to members about organizing and the importance of belonging to a union. To purchase the t-shirt and other updated information for retirees go to the drop down menu of membership, tab is Retirees.
Thank You Building Reps
Building reps were given practice in writing grievances at the September Building Representatives Professional Development. It was great to see new faces. Organizing Fellow, Yolanda King, facilitates these monthly workshops so building reps can be kept current on best practices and also have an opportunity to mingle with their peers.
DFT Pickets with UAW
DFT members, along with other unions, walked the picket line with striking UAW workers earlier in September. The DFT led chants of No Deals, No Wheels and Let's Go, Local 9 oh oh. The DFT stands in solidarity with the auto workers.
DFT Congratulates David Hecker
DFT members turned out to celebrate the retirement of David Hecker. Current and former DFT members stand behind the sign that shows the state federation building that has been named the David Hecker Building. City of Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan, expresses his well wishes at the event.
Nominations will be open until Thursday February 11, 2021 (email form to Election Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5PM EST.
Nominations can be made during the General Membership meeting (before the end). They can be submitted through the chat window to a member of the Election Committee. This will be announced during the Election Committee Report.
Must attend March 11, 2021 General Membership meeting to receive ballot to vote.
Members please know the District is aware that teachers are accepting late and makeup assignments. We have notified the District the grade book is currently locked. The District's IT Dept is currently working to unlock the grade book for the first quarter.