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WHAT'S NEW: DFT Executive Board elects to continue contract negotiations with DPSCD

DFT Members:

On May 15, our Executive Board rejected a tentative contract agreement with DPSCD. I wanted to share my statement with you:

"We've continually stated what's best for educators is best for students. The executive board felt that the tentative agreement doesn't move DPSCD forward and place our students first. We want to continue negotiations."


WHAT'S NEW: Call your legislators & tell them to protect teacher pensions

Republicans in Lansing are getting ready to launch a new round of attacks on working families next week, and we need to start fighting back right now.

These new bills are being pushed by the billionaire DeVos family to destroy pensions for newly-hired teachers, librarians, and bus drivers.

Call your legislator right now at 866-834-6910.


WHAT'S NEW: What’s best for educators and support staff is best for students: Michigan Chronicle guest column


AFT Detroit calls on the DPSCD administration to understand the important role that we play and negotiate with us accordingly. 

We’ve been team players. We’ve sacrificed a significant portion of our salaries in recent years.  Now, we say with one voice: What’s best for educators and support staff is best for students.


WHAT'S NEW: DFT Members make strong showing at May 9th School Board Meeting


What's best for educators is best for students!  Let's put students first and negotiate a fair contract before the end of the school year!

WHAT'S NEW: Questions Concerning DPSCD's Evaluation Portal

It has come to our attention that members are being asked to upload evidence and create portfolios on the district's new evaluation portal.  You are only required to create a sign-in ID and password! Training will be offered at a later date. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the union office: 313-875-3500.

--Your DFT President Ivy Bailey

WHAT'S NEW: AFT Detroit House Visit Blitz


AFT Detroit members on May 6 canvassed metro Detroit having one-on-one conversation with nonmembers at their homes. There is strength in numbers. We're coming to a neighborhood near you!