detroit federation of teachers http://michiganradio.org en With school just weeks away, uncertainty lingers over Detroit teachers http://michiganradio.org/post/school-just-weeks-away-uncertainty-lingers-over-detroit-teachers <p>With Detroit Public Schools students set to head back to class in less than a month, serious questions linger regarding the district&rsquo;s teachers.</p><p>The district&rsquo;s emergency manager, Roy Roberts, imposed new contract terms on teachers last month.</p><p>That infuriated teachers and their union leaders, who said the district never even collectively bargained with them.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:11:02 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8654 at http://michiganradio.org With school just weeks away, uncertainty lingers over Detroit teachers Still no details on Detroit teachers' contract; war of words escalates http://michiganradio.org/post/still-no-details-detroit-teachers-contract-war-words-escalates <p>A day after the Detroit Public Schools&rsquo; Emergency Manager imposed a new contract on the district&rsquo;s teachers, both sides are staying mum on its terms.</p><p>But teacher&rsquo;s union officials are escalating their war of words against the district.</p><p>Detroit Public Schools officials won&rsquo;t divulge details of the new, imposed contract terms. Emergency manager Roy Roberts is empowered to impose contract terms under the state&#39;s emergency manager law.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:12:10 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8120 at http://michiganradio.org Still no details on Detroit teachers' contract; war of words escalates Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager imposes new teacher contract http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-public-schools-emergency-manager-imposes-new-teacher-contract <p>The state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools has imposed a new contract on the district&rsquo;s teachers.</p><p>Roy Roberts is empowered to impose new contract terms on teachers under the state&rsquo;s emergency manager law.</p><p>The district&rsquo;s previous contract with the Detroit Federation of Teachers expired June 30.</p><p>In a written statement, Roberts says the decision to impose a new contract came after &ldquo;a series of meet and confer sessions&rdquo; with union leadership prior to June 30.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 03:54:55 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8110 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager imposes new teacher contract Union survey says overcrowding is a continuing problem in Detroit schools http://michiganradio.org/post/union-survey-says-overcrowding-continuing-problem-detroit-schools <p>Nearly two months into the school year, more than a quarter of Detroit Public Schools <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20111024/SCHOOLS/110240353/1026/Surveys--Class-sizes-over-limit-at-42-Detroit-schools">are reporting overcrowding issues</a> in some classrooms.</p><p>That&rsquo;s according to an annual survey by the Detroit Federation of Teachers. The union&rsquo;s contract caps class size at 35 students.</p><p>Some schools reported classrooms with more than 50 students. Some also reported lacking supplies like textbooks.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:53:41 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4680 at http://michiganradio.org Union survey says overcrowding is a continuing problem in Detroit schools Emergency manager imposing 10% wage cut on Detroit teachers http://michiganradio.org/post/emergency-manager-imposing-10-wage-cut-detroit-teachers <p>Public school teachers in Detroit are getting a wage and benefit cut.&nbsp; The state appointed emergency manager informed <a href="http://detroitk12.org/">Detroit Public School</a> unions this morning&nbsp;that he is imposing a 10 percent wage cut this year.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://detroitk12.org/admin/emergency_manager/bio/">Emergency Manager Roy S. Roberts</a> is&nbsp;also imposing an 80/20 split on health care benefits.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The move is expected to save the district nearly 82 million dollars this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:59:35 +0000 Steve Carmody 3528 at http://michiganradio.org Emergency manager imposing 10% wage cut on Detroit teachers DPS sues union over sub issue http://michiganradio.org/post/dps-sues-union-over-sub-issue <p>The Detroit Public Schools system has filed an unfair labor practice against the district's teachers' union over a substitute teacher dispute.</p> <p>The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers issued a letter to some substitutes last month telling them to stop drafting lesson plans, grading students, and holding parent-teacher conferences.</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 22:53:32 +0000 Sarah Hulett 424 at http://michiganradio.org