New Collective Bargaining Agreement between Detroit Public Schools and Detroit Federation of Teachers

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts issued Order 2012-EMRR-40 on July 1, 2012 imposing the Successor Collective Bargaining Agreement between the School District of the City of Detroit and the Detroit Federation of Teachers, pursuant to the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act.

The action follows a series of meet and confer sessions with the DFT in June prior to the June 30 expiration of the previous contract.

Roberts said, “This new collective bargaining agreement with our teachers provides the flexibility needed for our schools to be successful and to meet the educational needs of the children and families who come to us.  It also produces the savings necessary for the district to ultimately return to financial solvency and remove the debt that erodes financial resources reaching the classroom.

“Detroit has great teachers and dedicated educators and I have met and witnessed the work of a number of them over the past 14 months,” Roberts continued. “Having this contract in place provides the stability they need and deserve to continue to meet the many challenges they face on a daily basis.”

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