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.



MTI Office Staff and Contact Information

MMSD Information

Bargaining Units

MTI Cares – Events and Information


Artful Negotiations – November 18th

News from SCFL… Join the South Central Federation of Labor for a show of Art by Workers, about Workers, for Workers – November 18 from 5-9pm at Threshold Art Gallery – 2717 Atwood Ave. Madison There will be a raffle and a silent auction.  Click here for more info or to buy raffle tickets.  

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FREE Financial Consultations at MTI in October!

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 30-minute Financial Consultation WHEN:  Appointments are available on the following dates:     You can register for a date and time by clicking on one of the links …

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MTI National Board Certification Workshop September 28

MTI members are encouraged to explore the professional and financial benefits of National Board Certification and the support the Union can provide to National Board candidates. To this end, MTI has organized an introductory workshop on National Board Certification for September 28, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at WEA Member Benefits (660 John Nolen Drive, 2nd Floor).  …

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Two Upcoming MTI & WEA Member Benefits Events – September 29 & October 27

MTI Members: Save the dates! MTI is partnering with WEA Member Benefits – the premier provider of financial products and services for Wisconsin public school employees – to enhance your financial well-being.  Join us for these free upcoming events: 7 Mistakes Members Make With Their Money – Thursday, September 29 Find out how to avoid …

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Great news for MTI members! MTI is partnering with WEA Member Benefits

Great news for MTI members! Your union. Your program. Your future. MTI is partnering with WEA Member Benefits—the premier provider of financial products and services for Wisconsin public school employees—to enhance your financial well-being. FIVE things you need to know about WEA Member Benefits: Our 403(b) is nationally recognized by Forbes magazine as a low-cost, …

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Sabbatical Leave Applications Due October 1 (Note Extended Deadline)

Under the terms of the Employee Handbook (Section 10, page 130), the Board of Education budgets $45,000 for sabbatical leaves for members of MTI’s “teacher” bargaining unit.  Such is for the purpose of advanced study and/or research. Either a one-year leave at half pay or a one-semester leave at full pay may be granted.  The …

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La Follette Staff Golf Outing for the Chris Stafslien Scholarship Fund – Friday September 23rd

THE LA FOLLETTE STAFF GOLF OUTING In April of 2003, La Follette High School unexpectedly lost a very dedicated, loving, and popular teacher at the age of 27. Chris Stafslien was a person who believed, and achieved, in making a difference in student’s lives. For this reason proceeds from the La Follette staff golf outing …

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Protecting What’s Important: A series from WEA Member Benefits

WEA Member Benefits has a web series of facts and scenarios that can help you understand the risks you may be taking in your daily life so you can protect those you love, the things you’ve worked hard for, and the security you’ve built for your family. Topics include: 3 minutes to escape: Picture your …

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Courage To Teach 2016-17 Professional Renewal Series

Interested in earning up to four graduate credits for taking time to slow down and reflect on your work as an educator? Interested in doing this in a beautiful natural setting while enjoying home‐cooked meals? Applications are now being accepted for the 2016‐17 Courage to Teach retreat series at Bethel Horizons, near Governor Dodge State …

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2016-17 Calendar

2016-17 MMSD School Calendar Finalized

The school calendar for the 2016-17 school year has now been finalized.  The calendar was particularly challenging to put together given the 192 day teacher contract, the timing of winter holidays, and the legislative requirement that school cannot start until September 1. Start of the school year.  Returning teachers will be expected to report to …

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Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart With Some Facts

Check out this video on some myths that are prevalent in the ‘reform movement.’  Public schools are not failing, our society is failing to provide the right resources for the increasing number of students living in poverty.   

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Top 10 Financial Moves from WEA Member Benefits

Learn 10 financial moves that can help you build financial security for you and your family through a series of infographics from WEA Member Benefits. Our first is all about saving: for best results, save early, save regularly, and save more when you can. Then follow the links to learn more about fees, budgeting, protecting …

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Strong Unions, Strong Democracy

Reprinted from New York Times The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Strong Unions, Strong Democracy By RICHARD D. KAHLENBERGJAN. 12, 2016   IF the questions that came up during oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on Monday are any guide, the ruling bloc of conservative justices appears ready to render a decision later …

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Recertification Results Show a Resounding UNION YES!

11/24/15  RESULTS UPDATE:  Shortly after 2:00 pm today, the WERC posted the recertification results on their webpage. All MTI bargaining units have successfully recertified in BIG NUMBERS! Nearly 83% of all eligible voters cast ballots in the recertification election. Of those who voted, over 98% voted to recertify. In order to recertify, each unit needed …

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Campaign against McTeacher Nights Continues!

Last month MTI joined the National Education Association and more than 50 AFT and NEA affiliates around the country in demanding an end to McTeacher’s Nights — events where McDonald’s has teachers “work” at local stores serving fast food to their students. Since this campaign launched, we’ve put the call to Stop McTeacher’s Nights on …

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Health Insurance – Annual Choice/Open Enrollment

Health Insurance  Annual Choice/Open Enrollment           MTI’s various Collective Bargaining Agreements with the District provide that between October 15 and November 15 each year there is a choice to switch health insurance providers, among the insurance carriers named in each of MTI’s Contracts.  MTI members have their choice among the three insurers – GHC, Unity …

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Retirement Information from WEA Member Benefits

Are you Jack or Jill? Learn the value of saving for retirement sooner than later. Take a look at what happens when you start saving early for retirement with this infographic story of Jack and Jill. While they start out as equals (same school, same job, same salary), smart Jill starts saving right away while …

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Educators to McDonald’s: Stop McTeacher’s Nights!

Today, MTI joined the National Education Association and more than 50 AFT and NEA affiliates around the country in demanding an end to McTeacher’s Nights. On McTeacher’s Nights, McDonald’s recruits teachers to “work” behind the counter and serve burgers, fries and soda to their students and their students’ families. A small portion of the proceeds …

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