VIDEO: Detroit teachers clash with police during union protest

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DETROIT – Detroit teachers are fighting the “system,” literally. Detroit Federation of Teachers members and others duked it out with police in the Hilton Garden Inn lobby as the union’s parent organization conducted a hearing over the ouster of former DFT President Steve Conn, The Detroit News reports. According to the news site: A melee […]

Detroit schools close as teachers stage ‘sick out’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

DETROIT – Detroit teachers who organized a “sick out” today could be putting their jobs in jeopardy, district officials warned. Teachers at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Bates Academy, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, Detroit College Prep Academy at Northwestern, Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School, Bagley Elementary School and Cody Medical Community health Academy apparently thought […]

In Great Lakes states, union retribution fizzles

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

LANSING, Mich. – In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP.