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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



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.

February 6, 2018

If you are a dues-paying member of OSAS and your child is a graduating high school senior this year, he/she is eligible to apply for one of five $2,500 college scholarships to be awarded by the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) in 2018.  

Please visit www.afsaadmin.org/scholarship2018/ for eligibility requirements and to access the scholarship application and instructions for completing and submitting it.  

Don't miss out on this opportunity!  The application for the 2018 AFSA Scholarship Program must be completely filled out and postmarked no later than February 28, 2018.  Please encourage your child to apply!  It would be nice to have an AFSA scholarship awarded to a young person from the OSAS Local 28 family.

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

Billhighway is a secure website who specializes in dues collections. All your financial information is retained in Billhighway. The Union does not have access to your personal financial information. 

Each member needs to update their demographic information. This information will be used to send only OSAS Union news or business. The information will not be given to a 3rd party for advertisement. Please make sure to add a personal email account. You will soon be sent a login and password for the member only portion of the website for dues paying members. Only dues paying members will have access to this page and receive information from the Union. Dues paying members will retain the rights to vote and attend meetings. 

Please email me any OSAS member's personal email that you have or forward this email to them. Do not use a DPS email account.  We need everyone's help to reach out to all members to sign up.

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

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

or email me at debbie.ake@gmail.com

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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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