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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.


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Take Action against Right to Work (for Less) – 3/5

TOMORROW (Thursday 3/5): Phone Banking, Rally, and Assembly Floor Session  On Monday, 108 people testified at the Assembly hearing on AB 61, the so-called “right to work” bill. The overwhelming majority were against this unfair, unsafe, and unnecessary legislation. The hearing ran for 12 hours, with people waiting hours to testify, then making long drives …

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Home Buyer Education Classes

What:  Home Buyer Education Classes (Meets requirements for all down payment assistance programs) Who:  Sponsored by GreenPath, Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County and Project Home Where:  Project Home’s Training Center – 1970 S. Stoughton Rd. Madison, WI 53713 When:  Tuesday, March 10 and 17, 2015  6:00pm to 9:30pm OR              Saturday, March 21, …

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Saturday 2/28 – Protest Right to Work For Less!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 201512:00 NOONCAPITOL – STATE STREET ENTRANCE Right to Work legislation is not about “rights”. It results in lower wages, and lower or no employer contributions toward insurances and pensions, and it removes just cause and due process for discipline and dismissal. The proposed Right to Work legislation is the extension to private …

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Right to Work Legislation – Take Action!

Workers and community members from across Wisconsin are gearing up to make their voices heard and participate in democracy this week at the Capitol in order to halt anti-worker Right to Work legislation.   Here’s a list of events: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24:  The Senate Labor Committee will hear public testimony from concerned citizens starting …

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Celebrate Our Public Schools Events

Upcoming LCPS (LaFollette Community for Public Schools) events: Sunday, March 8: “Celebrate Our Public Schools!” Party at Callahan’s Sports Pub, Sunday, March 8, 2:00-5:00. (1902 Bartillon Dr. – across from MATC) Live teen entertainers, free soda & popcorn. Celebrate our LaFollette and East area schools. Program Headliners: East’s Accidentals Jazz Band, Whitehorse Jazz Band (invited), …

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Volunteer to help Mayor Soglin This Weekend!

Soglin for Mayor Literature DropsWeekend of February 14-15Drop lit anytime over the weekend!Pick up your lit and map starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14223 North Baldwin Street, UpstairsDoug 515-371-8924doug@soglinformayor.com   Soglin for Mayor Phone BankingGet out the vote callsSunday, February 15 through Monday February 16Can be made from the comfort of your own …

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A Kick in the Shins – Insurance Premiums and Take Home Pay

Following is MTI Executive Director John Matthews’ response to the State Journal, as regards the discussion of the proposed 2015-16, by the Board of Education Monday evening. It would be a kick in the shins for the Board to once again begin charging District staff a portion of the health insurance premium. In 1983, the …

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Stop the Cuts — Save the UW Rally – Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:00 PM

Stop the Cuts — Save UW Saturday, February 1412:00 PMState Street / Library Mall On the fourth anniversary of the “I ♥ UW” event of 2011, rally with faculty, staff, students, and community members on Library Mall at UW-Madison to speak out against Governor Walker’s new proposed $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin …

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Rockwell Award – Nominations Needed

ROCKWELL AWARDNominations Sought forOutstanding Cooperating Teachersof University of Wisconsin–MadisonStudent Teachers Click here for more info.  

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Good Money After Bad, WI GOP Demands More For-Profit Schools

Posted by Jonas Persson on January 16, 2015Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch Wisconsin’s decades-long effort to turn public schools into for-profit cash cows for private corporations is ramping up with a bill that GOP leaders want to pass by the end of January. A controversial new bill sponsored by Reps. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond …

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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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Support ASO’s Santas Without Chimneys

MTI Cares encourages MTI Members to participate in the Santas Without Chimneys project for homeless children in Madison.  The effort in organized by the Autonomous Solidarity Organization (ASO) which developed out of the 2011 Wisconsin Uprising.  See below for details and how you can help! Every night, over 1,000 children in the greater Madison, WI …

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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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Donate to the Adopt-a-Teen Campaign

MTI Member Liz Donnelly is requesting donations for an Adopt-A-Teen program in concert with Briarpatch Youth Services.  In addition to her work as a full-time, 4K Teacher, Liz also works as an independent consultant for Arbonne.  Donations to this campaign will help provide skin and hair care products for the winter months to a group …

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