MEA Retirees Step Up to Lobby Against Anti-Strike Bills

MEA members responding to last week’s call to action with phone calls and emails to legislators got some in-person back-up at the Capitol on Tuesday. A small but tenacious band of MEA retirees walked the halls of power to lobby lawmakers against legislation to punish Detroit teachers for recent sickouts. 

Lawsuit Filed Over Conditions in Detroit Public Schools

On the heels of teacher “sick-outs” that called attention to deplorable conditions in Detroit Public Schools, the Detroit Federation of Teachers has filed a lawsuit against the district, seeking repairs of all code violations, investments in a 21st-Century learning infrastructure, and removal of Emergency Manager Darnell Earley.