Welcome to Madison Teachers Inc.

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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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Free Financial Consultations in July & August!

Attention MTI Members! Sign up for an individual financial consultation at MTI with Steve Pike, WEA Member Benefits Consultant, retired Madison teacher and past MTI President. WHAT:  FREE Financial Consultation WHEN:  See Below (register by clicking on the link below) WHERE:  33 Nob Hill Road, Madison, WI This is ideal if you are just getting started, have specific …

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Sign Up: Summer Building Representative Sessions

Workshops are intended to give MTI Rep Teams (Faculty & ESEA Building Reps) an opportunity to obtain information and plan for the 2019-20 school year. Workshops will cover three components: – Overview of role & responsibilities of MTI Building Representatives. – Opportunity to assign roles/responsibilites and plan for upcoming school year. – Breakout sessions on …

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SUMMER Restorative Practices Retreat June 24-25

Our May Restorative Practices retreat  (May 17-19) is completely full! But no worries, MTI CENTRS is partnering with WEAC to host a THIRD Restorative Practices two-day retreat. The retreat will be held at MTI (33 Nob Hill Rd) on June 24-25.  Participants will meet from 9-4 p.m. on both days, Wed. and Thu. Participants can choose PAC credits …

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Teacher Salary Schedule Update – December 6, 2018

Good news! At the December 3 meeting of the Teacher Salary Schedule/Compensation work group, we reached consensus on recommended teacher salary schedule changes. These recommendations were forwarded to the Employee Handbook Review Committee for their review on Thursday, December 6, and will be shared with the Board of Education on Monday, December 10. We are pleased to …

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We Did It! All MTI Bargaining Units have Successfully Recertified by Large Margins!

  The WERC posted the MTI recertification election results this afternoon and each of MTI’s bargaining units have successfully recertified, continuing MTI as their certified labor representative. In the Teacher unit, 90% of eligible voters cast ballots, with 99% of those voting to recertify. In the ESEA unit, 69% of eligible voters cast ballots, with …

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Grow Our Own – Teacher Dual Certification Program

Consider this exciting opportunity! The Student Services – Grown Our Own Teacher Dual Certification Program is intended for general education classroom teachers who are pursuing a cross categorical special education certification and for cross categorical special education teachers who are pursuing bilingual certification in MMSD.  Selected candidates are eligible to receive a $1,000 per each …

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A New Day!

We just received word that Governor Walker conceded the election! In 2011, Governor Walker entered office with an intentional strategy to “divide and conquer.” His signature Act 10, dramatically cut funding for education by $1 billion, stripped public employees of nearly all bargaining rights, and discouraged a generation of young people from entering public service. …

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Madison Teachers Inc Receives Grant from NEA Great Public Schools Fund

Madison, Wisconsin – Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI), an affiliate of Wisconsin Education Association Council and the National Education Association, will use a $615,000 three-year NEA GPS Fund Grant to create support systems for early career educators aimed at diversifying the workforce, increasing teacher retention and efficacy, and closing student achievement gaps. Click here to learn …

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Stay Current on Educator Licensure Changes

The 2017-19 Wisconsin state budget made major changes to teacher licensing in Wisconsin, and for the last several months the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has been rewriting the rules to match the new laws. WEAC’s licensure specialist has put together a Frequently Asked Questions document to address the questions union members are asking about …

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Consider Becoming an MTI Leader

Do you have ideas on how to improve your profession or better advocate for your students?  Consider applying your ideas, energy and efforts as an elected leader of MTI.  MTI is a democratic Union with nearly 200 teachers currently serving in an elected or appointed leadership capacity. MTI Faculty Representative:  Serving as an MTI Faculty …

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High School Scheduling Update

MTI staff and MTI Faculty Reps from each comprehensive high school met with the District to discuss potential changes to the high school bell schedule across the district.   In the meeting the District explained the why and need for exploring other models and provides information in this Executive Summary.  In addition to the student-centered criteria …

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Join in the Foundations for Madison Schools #schoolsmakemadison Campaign

MTI is a co-sponsor for this campaign and encourages members to participate. Campaign kits will be delivered to all schools on Tuesday with 50 t-shirts. A special welcome back will be happening at our 5 High Schools.   From the Foundation, “Together with the Madison Metropolitan School District, and with generous support from Madison Teachers, …

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Courage to Teach 2018-19 Professional Renewal Retreat Series for Educators

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Courage to Teach retreat series at Bethel Horizons, near Governor Dodge State Park.   This year-long series of four sessions (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) is based on the work of noted educator, writer, and activist, Parker J. Palmer.  Educators experience extended time to explore “the heart of …

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The University League of Madison Invites You to Become a Member

For 117 years, The University League of Madison Wisconsin has provided opportunities for people with similar interests to get together to learn, share information and form lasting friendships through interest groups, volunteer groups, social gatherings and scholarship benefits. The organization has given more than $150,000 annually for UW-Madison student scholarships via their 501 (c ) …

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Opportunity with Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools

  Last spring, MTI surveyed members and found strong interest in a proposal from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools to build a crowdfunding platform to connect Madison teachers with financial resources.  The Foundation is now looking for a team of Madison teachers to help test the platform and provide feedback.  See the message below …

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2.13% Cost-of Living Pay Increase Effective July 1 Thanks to Active Union Members

Last month, the 2018-19 MTI Collective Bargaining Agreements with the MMSD were ratified by the membership of MTI, as well as the Board of Education.  The agreement was the result of your hard work and that of your union brothers and sisters and provides a 2.13% cost-of-living increase effective July 1, 2018. When bargaining commenced, …

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Supreme Court Ruling in ‘Janus’

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled against public sector unions nationwide.  In Janus v. AFSCME the court ruled that fair share agreements are unconstitutional, overturning a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that has stood as precedent on this issue since that time.  While this is bad news for public sector unions across …

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MTI is Looking for Member Leaders, Are You Ready to Represent? MTI Teacher Faculty Rep Teams Needed

MTI is a member-led Union built on the core belief that an active and involved membership, led by democratically-elected leaders and supported by highly-qualified staff, can best promote the interests of public education, the education profession, and the members of the Union. The MTI Faculty Representative is a critical position in fulfilling this mission.  Every …

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