WELCOME to the official Website of
The DETROIT ORGANIZATION of
Preserve. Protect. Peace.
What do these words mean to you? In a union these words mean everything. We preserve your way of life by working to create the best contracts that support all of the hard work you put in daily. Unions protect when employees are under attack. Unions provide peace. The peace of mind knowing that someone is looking out for you while you work instead of looking over your shoulder while you work. Unions provide something very important to your daily professional life and career but it cannot function without your support.
How to Become a Member
Becoming a dues-paying member is easier than ever before. We have switched to Affinipay which is a secure payment transaction site which is now accessible through our website. All members should sign-up for deductible dues payments using the instructions below. Those who are currently paying through Billhighway are asked to enter their information using the steps below so that we can close out your account information on Billhighway.
Go to the Join the Union tab to complete the process.
Please call me if you have questions. 734-657-1132
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 8, 2018
Negotiations tomorrow. Watch for updates.
We are changing over to a new finance company. We need you to go to osasdetroit.org and go to join the union and follow the directions to set-up monthly dues.
If you are new to the Union or a first time payer it will collect your July dues and will not collect dues again until August 15th.
If you are currently paying dues wait to sign up on the website until after the 15th to prevent double billing. Signing up after the 15th will collect your monthly dues for August. You will not be billed again until September 15th. We will be removing your information from Billhighway once you sign up on the website. Moving over to this new company allows us to do everything through the website. Electronic newsletters and alerts.
We will be passing out buttons (one and quarter inches) that say OSAS I am a dues paying member. We are asking member to wear them everyday to show our presence.
Dues paying members will be given a dues cards which will allow them to attend meetings and vote.
The website is going to send emails, newsletters and allow dues paying members in the members only tab.
June 27, 2018
Dues paying members will receive a membership card and a button that says "I am a dues paying Member". Please wear it with pride. Ask members without one on "Where is your button". We need to show strength bring negotiations to a benefit all members of OSAS.
June 26, 2018
ALERT: The vacant Dean of Culture positions for school year 2018-2019 are now posted on the DPSCD website. If you are interested in filling one of these jobs, please note that the closing date for applications is August 24.
June 21, 2018
Due to planned street closings for the "Ford Fireworks in Downtown Detroit", the June 25 OSAS Membership Meeting has been cancelled. The rescheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:00 p.m., at 115 W. Willis. Follow this link for a copy of the revised 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.
The last day of work for this school year is June 27 for Academic Engagement Administrators and June 29 for Deans of Instruction/Culture.
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:
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
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.
HISTORICAL INFORMATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MEMBER ONLY HOME PAGE HISTORY TAB.
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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:
For details about these and other members-only benefits, please follow the link below: