Welcome to Madison Teachers Inc.

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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

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MTI Cares – Events and Information

2017-18 School Calendar Finalized

The Joint MTI/MMSD Calendar Committee has reached agreement on the 2017-18 calendar.  The highlights 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 first semester – September 5 Compensatory Day – November 22 (for those doing parent-teacher …

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SCFL 2017-2018 Scholarship Application

The South Central Federation of Labor will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year.  Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.  Click here for more information and for an application form.

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2017 Nominations for United Way Community Volunteer Awards

    The United Way of Dane County is currently accepting nominations for their Community Volunteer Awards, including a category for youth volunteers.  Youth winners will be awarded up to $1,000 for the organization that they volunteer for as well as up to $1,000 towards their education.  Click here for more info. 

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Free Financial Consultations at MTI in February, 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 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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Free Upcoming Retirement Seminars with WEA Member Benefits – For MTI Members Only!

  Wednesday March 15, 2017      4:30-5:30 PM      1 hour crash course-Saving for your future       Click here to sign up for this seminar!  Seminar Descriptions: 1 Hour Crash Course – Saving for your future: Why saving early and often is important. Most Wisconsin public school employees can expect their retirement income …

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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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Verifying your Biometric Screening and HRA Status

Verify and View Your Bio-Metric Screening through Interra Health Verify your Online Health Risk Assessment with your Insurance Provider   Verify and View Your Bio-Metric Screening through Interra Health Use one of the three methods listed below.  Call Interra at 414-755-4898 Email: nhendrickson@interrahealth.com They can log into their Interra Health account (AKA InHealth Dashboard).  Here …

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Wisconsin Labor History Society High School Essay Contest

 All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society. The high school students are asked to write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions have been important to my family and my community because …” …

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MTI & MMSD Informational Meeting on Grow Our Own-Teacher Dual Certification Program

MTI and MMSD Department of Student Services are hosting an Information Meeting on the Grow Our Own -Teacher Dual Certification Program The Grow Our Own- Teacher Dual Certification Program is intended for general education teachers interested in cross categorical special education certification OR cross categorical special education teachers interested in bilingual certification. Selected candidates can …

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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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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 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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See the Progressive Feature on the Privatization of Public School

This animated video by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore looks at school privatization through the eyes of little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the rightwing mantra: “Public schools have failed.” “But I like my public school,” Timmy protests.   A top …

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What’s at Risk Without MTI?

Over the past few weeks, discussions have been occurring throughout the District about MTI’s upcoming MTI Recertification Elections. One of the most frequently asked questions by newer staff, those who are not aware of MTI’s many accomplishments over the years is, “what is at risk if we lose the Union?” To answer that question, one …

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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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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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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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