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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


I am running for the vacant seat on the DFT executive board because more than ever we need an organization that’s


Detroit Teacher, Fall 2022 Election Edition

On Thursday, November 17, 2022 the voting will begin for all DFT Officers, Executive Board and Trustees. The election will be concluded on Friday, November 25 at 5 p.m. To help members decide on which candidates to support, you are being provided this special edition of The Detroit Teacher.

Please read in its entirety as it provides pertinent information about deadlines, candidates, their slates, campaign statements, detailed voting instructions, and ballot information.


Please click the link, Detroit Teacher -- 2020 Election Edition, to view our special edition newsletter featuring candidates for the Election of Officers, Executive Board and Trustees.  


2018 DFT Election Edition Newsletter

Members: With the 2018 Biennial Election of Officers, Executive Board Members and Trustees currently under way, please click here to view our special edition newsletter.

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 - October 2015

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • DFT Rebuilds After Appeal Vote
  • Putting Our Differences Aside
  • Winning a Fair Contract in June
  • Solidarity Fridays Go Viral

and much more....[Download here].

Detroit Teacher - September 2015

News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:

  • Rallying for Our Health Care
  • Verdict: Conn Guilty of Misconduct
  • Goodfellows Announce Teacher of the Year
  • Good Times at Teacher Gala

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].