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AFSA, Local No. 28, AFL-CIO
3031 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 435
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone: (313) 832-4002   Fax: (313) 832-4010
E-mail Address: osasdet@aol.com



June 18, 2018

The next OSAS General Membership meeting will be held on Monday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m., at 115 W. Willis (Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO office).  Follow this link for a copy of the meeting agenda.

NOTE:  Everyone working in OSAS-represented positions is welcome to attend.  Those who are not currently active union members will have the opportunity to sign up to pay union dues at this meeting.

May 29, 2018

On May 24, the Union, along with Academic Engagement Administrators and Deans of Instruction, met with Superintendent Vitti and his team.  The two aforementioned job classifications will be eliminated from OSAS.  Each employee affected by this change will receive official notification from the District along with a form for invoking his/her transfer rights.   

Members currently working as Academic Engagement Administrators or Deans of Instruction will have several options which include:

  1. All affected members will be able to fill a Dean of Culture position in OSAS.  Members desiring this option should apply on-line and submit the Invocation of Rights (transfer) form to the District.  (This option gives you job security, and does not prevent you from applying for other DPSCD positions.) 
  2. Affected members can also apply for Principal, Assistant Principal, and Master Teacher positions, none of which is represented by OSAS.  
  3. If you are not interested in or are not selected for one of the positions listed in #2 above, you can fill a Dean of Culture position which is represented by OSAS.

    All OSAS members, including current Academic Engagement Administrators and Deans of Instruction, will receive a signing bonus when OSAS completes negotiations with DPSCD and ratifies a contract --- no matter what position they are working in when the agreement is reached.

    May 10, 2018

    Dear Colleagues:

    We regret having to inform you that Diann Woodard passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  She was the president of AFSA (American Federation of School Administrators), the past president of OSAS, Local 28 (Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors), and a long-time employee of the Detroit Public Schools.  

    Follow this link to a brief recap of Ms. Woodard's life, as posted on the AFSA website. 

    March 26, 2018

    Follow this link to the March 23 OSAS Newsletter for an update on contract negotiations.

    If you have not already done so, please forward your personal e-mail address to osasdet@aol.com or debbie.ake@gmail.com.

    December 4, 2017

    Follow this link to the November 30, 2017 OSAS Newsletter , which includes:

    • Update on contract negotiations;
    • No-cost benefits and discounted services available to dues-paying members; etc.

    If you have not already done so, please forward your personal e-mail address to osasdet@aol.com or debbie.ake@gmail.com.



    August 29, 2017

    DPSCD has approved the following work schedule for Thursday, August 31 and Friday, September 1, 2017:

                Academic Engagement Administrators are required to report to work;

                Deans of Instruction/Culture are not required to report to work.

    August 15, 2017

    The official back-to-work date for the 2017-2018 school year is Monday, August 21, 2017 for:

           Academic Engagement Administrators

           Deans of Culture

           Deans of Instruction

    July 24, 2017

    Negotiations are beginning soon. Negotiations will depend on a Union Attorney and our ability to pay. Dues collections are more important than ever. We need your support. If you are a new or old member and are not paying dues email me your personal email account. I will set-up an account for you and contact you. Our dues are collected through Billhighway. They are a company that specializes in dues collections. They have your financial information. You have to go through web security to get to your account. They now require passwords to have a capital letter, number and symbol. 

    Please show your support since you have as much to gain or lose as everyone. 

    Please call me if you have questions. 734-657-1132 or email me at debbie.ake@gmail.com

    Call Billhighway at 866-245-5499 if you are having any login difficulties.

    Instructions for set-up auto-deductions Pay my dues.docx

    July 23, 2017

    If you received an increment verses a bonus in December you should now be able to see the increment added to your work compensation.  Members who were not at maximum and greater than the total amount from maximum will have the entire amount added to their yearly gross salary.  Members who were less than the total amount will see their gross salary adjusted to the maximum of the salary range they are in.

    OSAS has not raised its dues in a number of years. The only way OSAS gets an increase in dues is to get its members a raise. The chart below show the dues amount for wage ranges. The formula is the average multiplied by 1.3%. Some members will see a small increase of $2.50 per pay because you moved up into a greater range. The pay increase will show on the July 25th payday. Anyone who moved up into a new pay range will see the increase in dues on August 8th. We thank you for your SUPPORT. 

    July 18, 2017

    Insurance opt out money was paid to 20 of our members. The amount that was paid to each member was $1,687.76.  Members had to opt out during the enrollment period by choosing it as their enrollment choice. If you did nothing you will not receive the bonus payout. If you believe you should have received the bonus and did not please contact the Union so we may assist you.

    July 17, 2017

    Setting Negotiation schedule with the District. We will update you as we have information


    Each member who is going to remain a dues paying member should click on Join the Union link and follow the 4 step directions. You may set-up your auto deduction of dues through a checking account, debit card or credit card. Please share with other members and ask them to do the same. Members only have to sign up once. The dues amount will only change if a member's salary goes up or down. You will not receive a bill. The payment is an auto deduction. The withdrawal schedule will follow the District's payroll schedule for 26 weeks. Below is a table listing the dues amounts.

     1 35,000-40,000  $18.75
     2 40,001-45,000  $21.25
     3 45,001-50,000  $23.75
     4 50,001-55,000  $26.25
     5 55,001-60,000  $28.75
     6 60,001-65,000  $31.25
     7 65,001-70,000  $33.75
     8 70,001-75,000  $36.25
     9 75,001-80,000  $38.75
     10 80,001-85,000  $41.25
     11 85,001-90,000  $43.75
     12 90,001-95,000  $46.25

    We are currently in the middle of rebuilding our website. It will be up soon to allow you to become a member of OSAS.

    Please call me if you have questions. 734-657-1132 

    or email me at debbie.ake@gmail.com

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                       BENEFITS OF UNION MEMBERSHIP

    Membership fees paid to OSAS automatically entitle you to membership in the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), our national organization.  Numerous no-cost benefits and discounted services are available to OSAS members through AFSA, which include:

    •  Professional Liability
    •  Legal Action Trust
    •  Accidental Death Insurance
    •  Scholarships for Children of Members
    •  Travel and Recreation Discounts
    •  Wireless Telephone Discount

    For details about these and other members-only benefits, please follow the link below:

                                      Member Benefits Available Through AFSA


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