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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


It is important to contact the Union if you are in an unsafe environment.

Membership Meeting Schedule
November 4, 2021

November 30, 2021

February 3, 2022 Meeting is postponed due to increase in COVID. Meeting will be rescheduled when rates are in acceptable levels. 

May 12, 2022

August 4, 2022

Please contact me if you have any difficulties. Remember I cannot sent information to your DPSCD email account. 

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. 


I was informed today that the District is not signing the OSAS proposal to roll over full vacation banks. The limit is 12. Apply for vacation now!

May 29, 2021 - Vacation Information

The Union signed a Letter of Agreement with the District. This year only there is no limit to the number of vacation days that can be rolled over.

May 5, 2021

Check out Member's Only Contract tab for the latest contract information that was just added.

April 27, 2021

The link below is a retirement survey. The Union is in communications with the District for a retirement incentive. If you are interested please complete the survey and return it to the Union. This form is not a commitment. 

Retirement survey2021.doc

April 8, 2021

Thank you for all the Members who attended the Meeting last night. As promised you will find a blue link below for the Letter of Agreement for the Opening of Schools.

The Union is having on going discussion with the District. If you are interested in working summer school in some capacity please email me. If you are interested in a retirement incentive please email me. Your email is not a commitment. 

Remember if you are experiencing difficulties in your locations of an unsafe environment to email me your location and violations that are taking place.

You can use my personal email debbie.ake@gmail.com and/or osasdet@aol.com.

April 6, 2021

If you are thinking of retiring with a incentive please email me debbie.ake@gmail.com.

March 15, 2021

General Membership Meeting dates are posted above. Please make sure you can login to Member's Only tab. I will send a login and password to you if you cannot or I will walk you through the process. Remember you will not be able to login if you are not a dues paying member. Contract updates will be found there. 

March 4, 2021

We had our first negotiation session yesterday. We reviewed the previous contract language. The District presented proposals for changes in our contract language. The Union will review and submit a response or counter. We will be focusing on wage determinations after contract language has been agreed on.



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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