Click on this link and go to the DFT website, where you can read short statements from each of the candidates.

picture of a Detroit school at the headlines This picture is of Robert Bobb and his corporate cohorts shaking hands over privatization plans and text book deals.  Bobb is now gone, but in his wake the public school system is a shadow of its former self.  The corporate gunslinger might be gone but the scent […]

Steve Conn, progressive union activist running with a slate of Detroit Teacher´s Union AFT

I first met Steve Conn and his wife Heather at the AFT convention in Seattle in 2010.  At that time the union was under harsh attack by Keith Johnson, a lapog for the privatizers who was busy selling out students, parents and teachers in his rush to ingratiate himself with the new corporate thugs airlifted […]

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. […]

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 […]

Wisconsin rallies, Detroit is next - Rally planned today and on February 23, 2011

Rally and March Wednesday February 23 Noon at the Michigan State Capitol Stop Emergency Financial Manager Dictatorships in Michigan! Defeat the New Jim Crow / House Bill 4214 ! Run Rob Bobb out of our State!  Save Public Education! Tell Snyder — Hell No More Budget Cuts!    Buses  to leave Northwest Activities Center at around 9 am; […]

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 […]

Detroit Federation of Teachers: They steal elections don't they?

Irregularities in the Detroit Federation of Teachers presidential election have come to the surface.  As Keith Johnson, Eli Broad and Robert Bobb ally, claims victory.  The following is from the Steve Conn for DFT presidential campaign. Urgent notice to all DFT Members: The investigation of irregularities in the recent DFT election has begun.  It appears that many DFT […]