Welcome to Madison Teachers Inc.


Who We Are

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) is a member driven Union consisting of over 4,500 members in five Bargaining Units, including; 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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2014 MMSD-MTI Combined Giving Campaign

The 2014 Combined Campaign will begin on October 20 and run through November 20.  This is the annual workplace fundraising campaign for which one can make donations to local, national and international umbrella organizations.  Working together, these organizations represent more than 200 worthy non-profit agencies.  Donors can choose which agencies will receive their donations.  Under …

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Act 10 Bites Again: MTI Recertification Elections to Commence this Fall

Governor Walker’s signature legislation, the 2011 anti-public employee, anti-union Act 10, which took away nearly all the bargaining rights of public employees, is once again on the front burner for those represented by MTI. MTI had initially challenged the legislation and gained a Circuit Court decision from Judge Colas that Act 10 was unconstitutional. This …

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Join the LaFollette Staff Golf Outing – October 3!

The LaFollette Staff golf outing will take place on Friday, October 3rd at the Monona Golf Course.  Registration begins at 3:45 PM.  The outing is a scramble event and open to anyone who would like to attend.  This annual event honors the memory of Christina Stafslien, former Math teacher at La Follette High School.  Proceeds …

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Volunteer to help turn out voters November 4

Mary Burke has momentum in the polls!  Can you help ensure that eligible voters cast their ballot? Public Education Spots by the Greater Wisconsin Committee: Walker Funds the Rich’s Private Education Walker: Schools Less, Friends More Say No to Vouchers, Wisconsin! With a little help from everyone, Mary Burke can become Wisconsin’s first female governor …

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2014-15 Monday Early Release Time Contract Language (Section V-P-2, 3)

–DOWNLOAD AS A .PDF– Monday Early Release-Elementary The use of Monday Early Release time will be determined collaboratively at the building level between the principal and the leadership team, and any other member of the teaching staff who wish to participate, by the time School Improvement Plans are approved for the following year.  The principal …

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MTI Press Release Re: WILL Suit

John Matthews, Executive Director 9/10/14 MTI has been advised that the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which is the legal arm of the Bradley Foundation, and is reportedly funded by the billionaires who fund the Bradley Foundation, has filed a lawsuit attempting to negate the Collective Bargaining Agreements between Madison Teachers Inc and the …

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Willy Street Fair – Sept. 14, 2014! Let’s March and Have Fun!

MTI is participating in the 2014 Willy Street Fair!  MTI will host an information table in front of the MTI building and is seeking members to help with face painting for kids, a ‘cupcake walk’, and who will march together in the famous Willy Street Fair parade. This event takes place on Sunday, September 14, …

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Can you help with yard signs for Mark Pocan’s Campaign?

Assembling signs: Looking for volunteers to assemble signs Wednesday, Sept. 10th  from 2:30 to 7:30 pm at the AFSCME offices on the west side (8033 Excelsior Dr.).  Please bring work gloves and sturdy staplers if you have them. Delivering Signs: Pick up signs and maps at the AFSCME office anytime between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Friday, Sept. …

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Fighting Bob Fest 2014!

Tonight marks the kick-off for the annual Fighting Bob Fest celebration at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison from 7-9:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available online by clicking here (also see the list of guests). On Saturday, we will be back in Baraboo, Wisconsin at the beautiful Sauk County Fairgrounds! We hope you can join us for this …

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Dane County Workers’ Rally – Thursday, September 11

Dane County Workers Rally Thursday, September 11th 5:00pm – 7:00pm AFSCME Offices 8033 Excelsior Dr., Madison Join MTI Endorsed Candidates: Mary Burke Candidate for Lt. Governor John Lehman Senator Jon Erpenbach Senator Mark Miller Representative Dianne Hesselbein Representative Sondy Pope Representative Melissa Sargent Representative-elect Lisa Subeck Peg Coyne – Past President MTI Invited Guests: President …

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Docent Training at MMoCA September 23

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) is a non-profit art museum that serves schools across southern Wisconsin through its tours and school outreach programs.  Part-time and retired educators, as well as other professionals, currently participate in providing guided tours of MMoCA’s exhibitions.  If you are interested in becoming a docent for the MMoCA and would …

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Fast Food Workers Day of Action – September 4th

Support the fight for $15 & a Union! WHAT: Fast Food Workers Day of Action WHEN: Thursday, September 4th WHERE (Madison): 11 am at Taco Bell (3002 E Washington Ave) Wear MTI Red if you can make it!

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Labor Fest 2014! MTI Volunteers wanted!

September 1, 12:00 – 5:30 PM LaborFest 2014 – Madison Labor Temple Looking for MTI volunteers to assist with face painting and balloons at this year’s LaborFest. One hour shifts available from noon-4:00 pm.  Contact Doug Keillor to volunteer! Good music, good food and good folks.   Let’s get organized to give Walker the boot this …

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Get Involved – Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party – August 14

The 100 Black Men of Madison sponsors an annual event called “Backpacks for Success” that provides backpacks stuffed with school supplies for area students whose families are struggling in this difficult economy.   Over the past 18 years, this event has provided 23,000 of these backpacks to area low-income students.  At this year’s event, “The 100” …

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MTI Press Release Regarding Act 10 Decision

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision on Act 10 – click to view a .pdf copy Madison Teachers Inc. Statement by MTI Executive Director John Matthews Press Release July 31, 2014   THE DECISION BY THE MAJORITY OF THE SUPREME COURT REVERSING MTI’S VICTORY IN CIRCUIT COURT WHERE ACT 10 WAS FOUND, IN GREAT PART, TO BE …

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Be a Voter in the Primary Election, August 12!

Fall 2014 Elections:  Get ready for early primary elections August 12! Make Your Voice Heard! Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Public employees, especially educators, have way too much at risk to not get to the polls.  The last few years under Act 10 have been devastating to public employees.  Some elections will actually …

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Wisconsin Vision Discount for MTI Members

Wisconsin Vision offers MTI members and retirees a Union Endorsement Discount that applies to most of their products and services. This discount is good all year long and applies to multiple orders. We urge you to give Wisconsin Vision an opportunity to prove just how good a Union Shop can be. Call them for an …

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Madison Event – Raise the Wage – July 24 National Day of Action!

Join a coalition of minimum wage workers, labor unions, and community activists to demand an increase in the minimum wage.  Minimum and low wage workers are often required to rely on government assistance programs because these jobs do not pay a living wage.  Rising income inequality in our communities are leading to a increase in …

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