Published Online: December 7, 2010
Published in Print: December 8, 2010, as Detroit District Targets Union Over Substitutes' Work Order

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Detroit District Targets Union Over Substitutes' Work Order

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The Detroit school district has filed a complaint alleging unfair labor practices in response to a teachers’ union letter that instructed substitute teachers to stop writing lesson plans, grading students, and attending parent-teacher conferences.

The district claimed that the Nov. 12 letter posted on the unions website promoted an illegal work stoppage. Keith Johnson, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, argued that the directive did not violate the contract. He said the district was trying to make substitutes act as regular teachers.

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