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

Bargaining Units

MTI Cares – Events and Information
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Costco Teacher Appreciation Event May 2-8

  Costco in Middleton and Sun Prairie are inviting teachers and educational support staff to their Teacher Appreciation Event to be held May 2-8.  Click here or on the flyer for more info.

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Teacher Contract Deadline June 15

  Important Reminder! Teacher Contracts – Deadline June 15 Teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year have been issued.  Signed contracts of all returning teachers must be received in Human Resources not later than June 15.  MTI strongly recommends that teachers return their signed contracts AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to the District Office of Human …

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National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is May 14th

National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday, May 14th The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th.  In Dane County and nationwide, this is the largest ONE DAY food collection for the entire year.  Click here for more information and to see how you can help. 

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Now’s the Time to Renew Your MTI Membership

Why Do I Need to Renew My Membership?  When the Collective Bargaining Agreements expire on June 30, 2016, additional Act 10 prohibitions will apply to MTI, including the elimination of fair share payments and the payroll deduction of Union dues. To prepare for these changes, MTI is engaging in a MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CAMPAIGN to sign …

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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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WEA Member Benefits Insurance: Spring is a great time to take home inventory

If you’re planning on doing some spring cleaning this year, take some time to compile an inventory of your personal belongings. Creating a personal property inventory list provides you with a record of insurance coverage and valuable personal items so that if anything is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you will have easily accessible information for …

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Sign up for WEA Member Benefits Free Retirement Seminars April 13 & 26!

Back by popular demand! Understanding the Wisconsin Retirement System and MMSD Benefit Q&A (Scroll down and click the links below to register). April 13 & 26   EVENT SCHEDULE 4:15-5:15pm  WRS Seminar 5:15-5:35pm  Q&A with Doug Keillor 5:40-6:00pm  WRS Calculation (optional) Session 1: Understanding WRS: Your State Pension Plan The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) will …

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Part-Time Summer Job Opportunity for Teachers

Click here or the graphic below for more information about a part-time summer job opportunity for teachers as a Safety Town Educator with the City of Madison.      

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Phone banks for JoAnne Kloppenburg – MTI Night 3/24!

MTI Night – Thursday – March 24!  Join your brothers and sisters to help get JoAnne Kloppenburg elected!  Contact Jeff Knight / (608) 257-0491 if you can volunteer!    

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Professional Development Opportunity

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA) is hosting its annual conference here in Madison on April 1-2, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza. The WIEA Conference is the only statewide conference that specifically addresses issues in American Indian education at all educational levels: from early childhood programs to graduate and professional schools. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to teach about Wisconsin tribes including …

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Hike and Heal Teacher Rejuvenation Retreat

Join Breathe for Change Wellness Champions and MMSD teachers Beth Kiser and Moira Farrell for a weekend of self-care in the Northwoods. Nurture your wellness with mindfulness, yoga and winter hikes at Nicolet National Forest in Three Lakes, WI. Enjoy time for self-reflection, art making and stress-reduction. Organic meals, workshops and cabin lodging is provided at …

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Free Seminar! Understanding WRS 101: Your State Pension Plan

Free seminar presented by WEA Member Benefits and MTI Two dates to choose from (follow link to register):     Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM     Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM      WEA Member Benefits      660 John Nolen Drive, Madison WRS, the state pension plan, …

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ICYMI: THURSDAY, FEB. 18TH – A DAY WITHOUT LATINOS AND IMMIGRANTS IN WISCONSIN

MTI members who desire to participate in the 2/18 “Day Without Latinos and Immigrants” mobilization, can request the day off per the various MTI Contracts. Teacher unit staff can request the time off as an unpaid personal day or a paid personal day charged to accrued sick leave (if available). SEE unit staff can request …

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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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In Solidarity, Kohler Workers Approve New Contract

After 32 days on the picket line, with a ratification vote of 91%, UAW Local 833 workers voted Wednesday night to adopt a new four-year contract with the Kohler company. Workers and management were able to reach an improved upon contract that brings tier workers’ wages considerably closer together, offers workers better benefits and keeps …

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UAW 833 Stands Strong – Still Holding Out for Living Wages

UAW: Fight to Preserve the Middle Class!Published in the Sheboygan Press – 12/13/15 The 2,100 members of UAW Local 833 are in a struggle to preserve our community’s middle class. With spouses, children and retirees, our numbers are at least three times that or more. We are your friends, neighbors, customers, fellow citizens and taxpayers. …

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