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AFSA, Local No. 28, AFL-CIO
2441 W. Grand Blvd., Room 202 A-B
Detroit, Michigan 48208

Telephone: (313) 832-4002   Fax: (313) 832-4010
E-mail Address: osasdet@aol.com


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

To join the Union click on the tab. Payment transaction sites are accessible through our website for monthly or every two week payments.  

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

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It is important to contact the Union if you are in an unsafe environment. Please contact me if you have any difficulties. Remember I cannot send information to your DPSCD email account. 

September 12, 2022

We were given a list of members who received a notification because of possible loss in funding that their position may have to be eliminated at the end of the school year. The union is asking for you to email us at osasdet@aol.com or debbie.ake@gmail if you received notification so we can verify the list we received. 

August 31, 2022 - General Membership Meeting - Thursday, September 8th

This meeting is for dues-paying members only. If you like to attend we can help you sign up for dues and become a member. Hope to see you there.

Office of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) General Membership


Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 5:30 PM

This is an in-person meeting

The address is the CWA building at 2441 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Mi 48208

The building is between 14th and LaSalle Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot is off the service drive to the right of the building.


  • I.            Call to Order
  • II.          Roll Call
  • III.        Code of Conduct
  • IV.        Approval of Minutes
  • V.           Approval of Financial Report
  • VI.        Development of Committees
  • Updated information of Committees member will be sent to National
  • VII.      Old Business
  • VIII.    New Business
  • IX.         Adjournment

August 3, 2022

The Union has been informed by members they are receiving letters of transfers and letters of warning their position may be eliminated at the end of the school year. The Union has requested a list of members receiving these letters. If you have received one of these letters please email me at debbie.ake@gmail.com.

Dean's first day is August 15th.

June 26, 2022

General Membership

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 5:30 PM

This is an in-person meeting

The address is the CWA building at 2441 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Mi 48208

The building is between 14th and LaSalle Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot is off the service drive to the right of the building.


May 30, 2022

You can now order your 3rd round of free COVID tests. This time, eight tests will be in each order. Orders are now being accepted on COVIDTests.gov

May 18, 2022

Please join us for an Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) Membership Meeting on June 2nd. The meeting is for dues-paying members only. If you are not a member we will have an executive board member who can help you sign up before the meeting begins.

Debbie Ake, OSAS President

General Membership

Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM

This is an in-person meeting

The address is the CWA building at 2441 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Mi 48208

The building is between 14th and LaSalle Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot is off the service drive to the right of the building.

May 10, 2022

In order to give at least a 2 week notice we have rescheduled the May 12th meeting to June 2nd.

May 9, 2022


March 1, 2022

Dean's 4% raise will be seen on your next paycheck. The Union has been working with the district to make sure no member owed money back at the end of the school year. If the 4% raise had been applied at the same time as the 12 month OSAS members the average Deans would have been overpaid was between $150 and $300. The district presented a presentation on what the problem was. We have deans on 22 pays and 26 pays. Deans work 205 days. Their salary is based on days worked. The district presented 3 options. Deans will now see a retro check at the end of the school year.

Deans will not be required to work the 3 days in May. The deans' school year was increase to July 5th because the 3 days were added to the end of the school year. 

OSAS members who work 12 months will be required to work the 3 days in May unless they have an approved vacation day or they take a personal business day. The OSAS contract reads that 12 month members will receive 19 mandated vacation days, 8 paid holidays and an additional 12 vacation days. Below is a chart. It will show you how the days were calculated.


 Mandatory Vacation. The District designates the following nineteen (19) days as mandatory vacation days:  




No. of Days  


Day Before Thanksgiving  

November 24, 2021  



Holiday Break  

December 20 - 31, 2021  



Winter Break  

February 21 – 25, 2022  



Spring Break  

March 28 – April 1, 2022  


Holidays. The District will be closed for nine (9) days in observance of, and staff will be compensated for, the following holidays:  




No. of Days  


July 4th  

July 5, 2021  



Labor Day  

September 6, 2021  



Thanksgiving Break  

November 25 – 26, 2021  



Christmas Day  

December 25, 2021  



New Year’s Day  

January 1, 2022  



M.L. King Day  

January 17, 2022  



Good Friday  

April 15, 2022  



Memorial Day  

May 30, 2022  


February 7, 2022

There will be 2 informational meetings, 

Dean's meeting - Thursday, February 10th at 5:00 PM

Central Office meeting - Tuesday, February 15th at 5:30 PM



Expectations of Members

Use of Legal Funds

February 2, 2022


The District will pay the longevity supplement in the last paycheck of the school year in 2021-2022 and in the last paycheck in 2022-2023 in a separate pay advice.  

The last paycheck for this school year is July 12th.

January 28, 2022

We have opened a twitter account. The link is above in green.

January 13, 2022

All 12 month employees should have seen their 4% raise. Ten month employees will see their raise within 4 to 8 weeks. A retro check will be calculated from December 18th to date the 4% takes place. 

December 24, 2021

I pushed to get all bonuses paid in December. From feedback from members who can see their deposits the $2000 and $1000 bonuses were combined. Please read your advice slip. I am trying to confirm with the district. Debbie Ake, OSAS President.

December 17, 2021

Bonuses of $2,000 and $1,000 will be paid on December 28th in separate deposits.

December 16, 2021

The Board of Education ratified the OSAS contract today. Below is the link to view the contract.

2021-2023.OSAS.MEMORANDUM (1).pdf

December 14, 2021

The tentative contract was ratified 95 yes & 8 no.

The COVID Mitigation check will be issued on December 28th. 

December 9, 2021

On the  contract page in Member Only I have posted the minutes from the November meeting. You will also find a link to a Letter of Agreement I sent to the district to request a December bonus.

Please send me your personal email if you are unable to login to the site to access the member only tab. I will send you a password. Your login will be the personal email address you send me.

November 30, 2021

Contract information updated in Member Only tab under contract. 

November 14, 2021

Employees can access the benefit enrollment website via the link or the instructions link below.

Benefit Online Enrollment Instructions.pdf

November 10, 2021

You should have received 3 emails from me if you are a dues paying member. The link for tomorrow is on the home page of Members Only tab and in an email. You will also find a list of committees we are looking for volunteers to participate on the committees.  On the contract page under Members Only tab you will find the current contract information.

November 3, 2021

Under the Members tab you will I sent out link to membership meeting yesterday. If you are a dues paying member and did not receive the link please email or call me.

debbie.ake@gmail.com      734-657-1132

Please remember not to share the link. This meeting is for dues members only.

October 24, 2021

If preformed an email test to make sure I had all dues paying member's correct email. If you did not receive one please send you personal email account information to me. 

October 19, 2021

Membership Meeting Schedule Above. Paying members will receive a link. 

Negotiations updates. 

October 15, 2021

We are moving forward with negotiations. We have our next negotiation session is October 26th. We hope to complete our non-economic contract language proposals. We are preparing to present our financial proposal package. Our number one goal is to have steps/increments restored. We proposal includes raises, bonuses, and longevity language. The Union will be scheduling a membership meeting the beginning of November. We hope to be close by than. 

September 15, 2021


Deans go above and beyond in their daily activities. I know there has been several concerns and questions about school security and safety. Many of you are going to do what you think is the best thing to do. Please be advised that you are not obligated to place yourself in harms way i.e. breaking up fights. OSAS contract does not cover you with assault pay. 

The member's only tab has been updated with the current 2020 wage scale and non-economic proposals being discussed at negotiations.

September 13, 2021

Negotiations are done for the day. We covered the district's counter on the new contract language we are asking for. We countered back. We received the district's financial proposal. We are not ready to present ours. Union's proposal is going to be much more detailed and a greater ask then they offered. Next, negotiation session is September 30th. It will give us ample time to cost out our proposal. 

I will be listing the proposals by title on the member's only tab. Please send me your comments or suggestions. I should have the list posted by Wednesday. 

Remember I am still looking for Assistant Directors to find out if they are interested in joining the union. If you have any information on the location, personal email or personal phone number please pass it on.

Thank you to the members who are helping organize our members and explaining why their financial support is so important during negotiations.  I will send out a new list of who have not joined the union. 

September 8, 2021

Negotiations begin September 13th. Watch for upcoming email blasts. The Union is writing a chronological history of the concession that OSAS has given and has been forced on us. We will be forwarding it to all. 

Thank you for those who are helping with signing up members. Every new monies we collect will go directly to attorney fees. We are the strongest when we can take an attorney to all negotiation sessions. 

August 31, 2021

Be prepared to attend Board of Education meetings to have our voices heard.

I sent out a union email blast. If you did not receive please send me your email. debbie.ake@gmail.com.

August 25, 2021

We are getting ready to approach Assistant Directors on joining the Union. If you know a Assistant Director please email me their name and department at debbie.ake@gmail.com. It would be very helpful if you could also get their personal email and phone number.

August 23, 2021

There will be a Deans' only membership meeting on Friday, August 27th at 5PM. Dues paying members will receive an invitations. Please make sure I have a personal email address. You should have received the Letter of Agreements in an email Sunday. If you did not please send me your personal email. 

August 22, 2021

You will find Return to Workdays in the Members' only tab under the Contract page. Negotiation updates can be found there also. The Letter of Agreements for Summer School and the Opening of Schools can be found in the Members' ONLY tab on the LOA page.

August 21, 2021

We completed third negotiation session. The first session was in February. Things were moving slow but we things are finally moving. We presented all our non-economics proposals. We meet again on September 12 2021. 



Membership / join now


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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