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.


recert2016_iconRecertification Election 2016!  Members and Non-Members click here for more information about how to vote!



MTI Office Staff and Contact Information

MMSD Information

Bargaining Units

MTI Cares – Events and Information


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 Informational Meeting will be held October 26, 4:00-5:00 P.M. at WEA Member Benefits Building located at 660 John Nolen Drive. Consider attending to learn more about this exciting opportunity! The Grow Our Own- …

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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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New Dates Added! FREE Financial Consultations at MTI in October and November!

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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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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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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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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Public School Accountability – What Can You Do?

The attacks on public education keep coming from Governor Walker and his legislative partners at the Capitol.  The Wisconsin School Accountability Bill is about punishing local public schools, public school teachers, and turning over public schools to privately run charter and voucher schools.  It also allows private schools to select those tests that will be …

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Survey On Vouchers and Public School Funding in Wisconsin

Wisconsin state lawmakers will be introducing bills and making budget decisions during the next few months that will impact more than 860,000 children attending our public schools.   Our state constitution provided for the creation of public schools that are “as nearly uniform as practicable; and such schools shall be free and without charge for tuition …

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Behavior Education Plan: Opportunity for Feedback

A District feedback form is available online for staff, students, and parents/guardians to share concerns, suggestions, successes, promising practices, and submit questions related to the Behavior Education Plan.   Individuals can complete this form anonymously or have the option to include their contact information if they would like a response by the District to their …

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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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Recertification Results – All Five MTI Units Recertify by Large Numbers

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! Over 85% of all eligible voters cast ballots in the recertification election. Of those who voted, over 98% voted to recertify. In order to recertify, each union needed 51% of all …

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Roy Fortune

In Memoriam – Roy Fortune, Teacher, MTI Leader

Roy Fortune was a teacher and MTI Leader, serving on the Bargaining Committee and as Faculty Representative at Orchard Ridge (now Toki) Middle School.  He passed away on November 17, 2014.  To honor his dedication to his students, his profession and to his Union, his daughter, Lisa, contacted MTI to establish a Memorial Contribution in …

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