Detroit Federation of Teachers lose in presidential election

or those who do not live in Detroit it is important to understand what is transpiring in the state with the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the fight against privatization and school closures. I have worked with Steve Conn who lost his bid for president of DFT.  He and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) have […]

Rachel Maddow show covers Detroit Schools and Direct Action

With the fight to keep public schools public, Detroit Federation of Teachers along with By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) have engaged in direct action.  The little coverage in the corporate press has been limited to Michigan but with the controversy over the Cahterine Ferguson Academy fight and occupations and arrests the controversy has now been […]

Detroit: Dozen people arrested in direct action to protect public schools and how the press covered it

Detroit Federation of Teachers http://www.youtube.com/dftmembers Smith Radio Show in Pennsylvania http://ricksmithshow.com/statebattles/michigan/cfaocc  Report from BAMN Teacher/Occupier Nicole Conaway http://defendpubliceducation.com/2011/04/16/detroit-students-occupy-catherine-ferguson-academy-high-school/ Update: Students occupy Detroit school Catherine Ferguson Academy students protest pending privatizion of school By ROBERT GUTTERSOHN | The South End Updated: 3 hours ago http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2011/04/ferguson_academy#comment828 Students, faculty take over Detroit school in protest April 15, 2011 […]

Steve Conn, suspended Detroit teacher activist, seeks our support: let’s give it

  Picture of Steve Conn in the middle from a Baltimore AFT teacher: Hi all from Alan Rebar. Let’s stand up for Steve Conn and the Defend Public Education/Save Our Students (DPESOS) caucus of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Steve Conn and three of his colleagues have been suspended from the Detroit Federation of Teachers. […]

MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE: BAMN organizes to save schools

SAVE OUR CITY! SAVE OUR SCHOOLS, JOBS & SERVICES! All Out for the March 2 National Day of Action Wednesday, March 2nd: RALLY at 12PM - at Gullen Mall, Wayne State University MARCH at 1PM down Woodward towards downtown 4:30PM - Rally at City/County Building (2 Woodward Ave., in front of Spirit of Detroit) =============================================== […]

Detroit: Keith Johnson current 'manager' of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and Robert Bobb, Eli Broad 'shill' threaten to expel opposition

Oppositional candidate for DFT president, Steve Conn pictured in the middle Defend Public Education / Save Our Students will meet Saturday 4:30 pm at 19484 James Couzens 1. Hear first-hand reports about the Lansing protests, and perspectives and plans  to continue the fight, including the March 4 National Day of Action in Defense of Public Education, and […]

Free and fair elections for Detroit Federation of Teachers presidential seat to be held again

Picture of current ‘president’ of DFT, Keith Johnson The Detroit Federation of Teachers membership meeting voted 84 - 49 to hold a new DFT Officers election, at its meeting last night.  This is huge victory for the defense of public education in Detroit!  Please attend our meeting Saturday February 12th at 4:30 at 19484 James Couzens to plan our immediate next steps […]

Nominal DFT President Keith Johnson tries to cheat his way back into office,

For Immediate Release:                      Johnson collaborates with DPS EFM Rob Bobb in dismantling public education in Detroit Contact: Steve Conn. 313-645-9340 Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) nominal president Keith Johnson has brought internal union charges against union activists Steve Conn, Heather Miller and Tracy Arneau in a desperate attempt to bureaucratically eliminate opposition to his illegal […]

For Immediate Release: Detroit Federation of Teachers Presidential Challenger Steve Conn Declares Victory, Demands New Election to Replace Fraudulent Vote Count

   “This isn’t Florida, and the DFT is Not a George Bush Union,” Declared the Real Winner, Steve Conn CONTACT:        Steve Conn                              (313) 645-9340 In a hotly contested runoff election for President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, challenger Steve Conn of Defend Public Education/Save Our Students, (DPE) declared victory after the Election […]