Welcome to Madison Teachers Inc.


Who We Are

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) is a member driven Union consisting of Teachers, Educational Professionals and Para Professionals, Educational Assistants, Substitute Teachers, Supportive Educational Employees (Clerical and Technical) and School Security Assistants who are employed by the Madison Metropolitan School District. 

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MTI Cares – Events and Information

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days in April – 25% Off!

    Every Saturday and Sunday in April, Barnes & Noble is offering extra savings for educators.  Save 25% on books, toys, games, music and more.  Click here for more details.  

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LAST New Professional Support Night – Learn About Your ETF and Other Savings Available to You

MTI CENTRS is hosting a series of evenings to welcome and support teachers in their first 3 years in MMSD. These events are open to members and non-members.  BONUS- attend 3 or more and get a $25 reward! Limited to 35 participants ( in years 1-3 in MMSD). LAST MEETING: Wed April 11 Learn About Your ETF …

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Free Financial Consultations in March and April!

Attention MTI Members! Steve Pike is a retired MTI teacher and current Member Benefits Consultant for WEA Member Benefits.  Steve will be onsite to meet with staff. WHAT:  FREE 60-minute Financial Consultation WHEN:  March 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 28 and April 9, 10, 25 and 26 (click on the links below to sign-up) WHERE:  33 Nob Hill …

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Working People’s Day of Action 2-24-18

Saturday, February 24- 1:00 p.m., State Street and Capitol Lawn, Madison, Wisconsin On February 24, workers around the country will be taking a stand against the continued assault on the rights of working people! AFSCME Wisconsin, MTI, and other partner organizations invite all working people to participate in this Madison event at the State Capitol. …

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February is Black History Month!

Here are some resources of interest: Madison’s first African-American teacher (and former MTI member) Geraldine Bernard, interviewed on WORT by MTI member Helena White. Black Lives Matter at School Resources from the National Education Association (NEA) Also from the NEA, classroom resources for Black History Month. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Memphis …

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The Shoes in Boots Project – Not an Urban Legend

Do you know a 2nd grade girl who is deserving of a new pair of boots or shoes?  Many, many years ago, a second-grade little girl was asked by her teacher to come to the front of the classroom and write a word on the blackboard.  Although she was more than able to satisfy the …

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Recertification Results 2017

Great news! Shortly after 2:00 pm today, the WERC posted the recertification results on their webpage.  All MTI bargaining units have successfully recertified in large numbers!  Nearly 80% of all eligible voters cast ballots in the recertification election, including 86% of the teacher unit, 69% of the ESEA unit, and 63% of the USO unit. …

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Labor History Contests with Cash Prizes for Students

Tomorrow’s future workers are today’s middle and high school students and they are missing out on a vital part of their education – the story of labor and how unions have helped to build a nation! Since its founding in 1981, the Wisconsin Labor History Society has made it a key mission to urge the …

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Union Gift Idea: 2018 Railroad Workers Labor History Calendar

Have any former or current railroad workers in your family? The cross-craft solidarity group Railroad Workers United (RWU) has produced a beautiful Rail Workers Labor History Calendar for 2018. Each month of the calendar has a different photo from rail labor history, depicting a strike, picket, rally or other activity over the course of the …

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Standing Up to Support Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

As public school employees, we are advocates for all of our students and their families. Our advocacy extends beyond the school walls and it is imperative that we actively participate in efforts to defend our immigrant students and all undocumented people from the ongoing injustices directed at them through unjust legislation and policy. Last Tuesday, …

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Public Schools Under Assault in Wisconsin – Again

Dear friends of Wisconsin public schools, The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection announced at the last minute that it will take up two bills that would limit local control of school referenda at noon tomorrow, Thurs. June 15. The committee chair Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) is also the author of the …

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National Board Certification Upcoming Sessions

Explore the professional and financial benefits of National Board Certification and the support your union can provide to National Board candidates.  Click here for more info and to learn how to sign up!

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School vouchers are not a proven strategy for improving student achievement

News from EPI – Voucher programs don’t improve education and have important downsides Press Releases • February 28, 2017   In a new report, Stanford professor and EPI research associate Martin Carnoy finds that voucher programs that promote private schooling have not delivered on promised improvements in educational outcomes. Rather, they tend to divert effort away …

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2017-18 School Calendar Finalized

The Joint MTI/MMSD Calendar Committee has reached agreement on the 2017-18 calendar.  For a copy of the official 2017-18 calendar click here.   The highlights of the calendar are: New teacher mandatory days – August 23-25 Staff Only/Prep days – August 28-31 Voluntary day – September 1 Labor Day holiday – September 4 Beginning of …

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Help the SCFL Develop the Wisconsin Labor History Map!

Hey MTI! Do you think it’s important to teach Labor History in our schools? If so, help the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) develop the Wisconsin Labor History Map! This interactive tool, and the curriculum we develop to support it, will be an incredible resource for students, teachers, union members, and all the people …

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Respect for Workers Means a Place at the Table

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Karen Vieth on her blog, Running Reflections As the MTI red and AFSCME green packed the meeting room and the halls of the MMSD Administration Building Monday night, I couldn’t help but think that we’d been here before. The budget was on the work committee’s agenda, but the primary …

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Licensing and Evaluation Resources

Educator Effectiveness – State Mandated Teacher Evaluation Process DPI Educator Effectiveness Home Page NOTE:  Teachscape upgrades are being implemented by DPI but the Teachscape software for 2015-16 is not fully functional.  The templates below have been release by MMSD for use until it is ready.  Download and save the documents for your personal use.  Once …

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Buy Products Made in Wisconsin!

Once upon a time in Wisconsin, business and labor worked together to grow our state’s economy and create an unprecedented standard of living for working families. Companies enjoyed rising profits while paying their employees a living wage. Workers could afford to buy the goods and services their neighbors produced. This created more demand and with …

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