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

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MTI’s Weekly Newsletter


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MTI Cares – Events and Information

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July 18, 2015 – Click to Sign Up

Workers’ Rights Center Events

Saturday & Sunday, May 30-31, Health & Safety Training for Trainers. The Workers’ Rights Center will be hosting a training for trainers on workplace health and safety, rights under OSHA, ergonomics and organizing in the workplace around issues of health and safety. The training is supported by funds from the Susan Harwood Fund through OSHA. …

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Our Schools, Our Communities: Under Attack

A sobering message below from our friends at GRUMPS on the recent legislative action by the Joint Finance Committee to weaken public education and create a second privatized system that preys off of public school financing.  Once again, citizen input is roundly ignored while profiteering special interests win the day, at the expense of our …

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More financial information from GreenPath

On Wednesday May 20th at 12 pm EST  GreenPath will be presenting, “The Psychology of spending.” Ever wonder what prompts you to spend? Why is it so hard to get through some stores…or websites…without spending money? And why, oh why, is it so tough to stay on your budget? Come to the “Psychology of Spending” …

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***Important Reminder*** Teacher Contracts Due June 15

Teacher contracts for the 2015-16 school year have been sent out.  Signed contracts of all returning teachers must be received by the District’s Human Resources Department not later than June 15.  MTI strongly recommends that teachers return their signed contracts in person to assure that they are received on time, and that it be done …

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Spring Issue of Your$ Magazine Now Available

SPRING ISSUE of your$ magazine now available! Financial portrait of a Millennial Sarah Klein is a 27-year-old art teacher and a Millennial (born 1980 through mid-2000s). It’s a generation now facing adult decisions about their finances. Sarah shares her story about coming into her own financially and learning that, even when dealing with debt, she …

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GHC Election Update – Get the Facts

May 7, 2015 Dear MTI Member: Re: GHC Election We recently wrote to encourage you to vote in the election for GHC Board of Directors. We did so for three reasons: Talk that GHC was selling its health insurance component to Unity. GHC’s losses: according to reports GHC filed with the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, …

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Home Buyer Education Classes May 12 & 19

May is here and the home buying season is in full gear! A reminder that the May Home Buyer Education classes take place May 12th and 19th. The May classes are already almost full so potential homebuyers need to register NOW. What:   Home Buyer Education Classes (Meets requirements for all down payment assistance programs) Who:   …

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Costco Educator Appreciation Week: May 4 – May 10

Educators:You are invited to a Teacher Appreciation Event! Monday, May 4 – Sunday, May 10Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Experience what Costco has to offer. Join at this event and receive an exclusive offer for new members. Please print this invitation and …

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Reminder – GHC Election: VOTE

MTI members who have selected Group Health Cooperative as their health insurance carrier are reminded of the importance of voting in the upcoming election for GHC Board members. Information on how to obtain an absentee ballot was mailed to all MTI members who are insured by GHC and is on MTI’s webpage (www.madisonteachers.org).  Requests to …

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Retirement Savings Accounts with WEA Member Benefits

Stop overpaying for your retirement savings accounts. Retirement savings accounts such as the 403(b) and IRA are great ways for MTI members to set aside money for retirement. However, fees charged by some providers can take a big bite out of your earnings.  A difference of just one percentage point can mean thousands of dollars in fees over time, which …

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We Must Move Forward Together

African American Leaders Encourage Parents to Talk about Civil Disobedience with their Children

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Help with Financial Wellness with GreenPath

Help for Financial Challenges Costs go up, wages don’t. We tighten our belts and sharpen our pencils but sometimes we also use credit cards, fall behind on bills or just struggle to get through from paycheck to paycheck. We’ve always paid our bills, on time and in full. It’s sometimes hard to let anyone know …

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MTI Cares Partners with AFSCME, MMSD, and Second Harvest Foodbank

The MTI Cares Committee is organizing a second annual food drive in partnership with AFSCME, MMSD, and Second Harvest FoodBank. The food drive is scheduled to take place during the week of May 11 – 15.  The deadline to sign up to participate in this district-wide event is April 29, 2015. To participate, school administrators …

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2015 MTI Cares Bowl-A-Thon a Success!

 Great Job MTI!  Together, and with community support, we raised $11,000 for the Briarpatch Youth Services Teen Homeless Shelter!  Collectively we rock!  Full Story: http://www.wkow.com/story/28783095/2015/04/12/bowling-for-homeless-students-in-madison

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The Fight for $15 and a Union Continues – 4/15/15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   On April 15, fast food cashiers and cooks, retail employees, home care providers, airport workers, and all of us who believe they deserve better are joining together across the country to say ENOUGH.  We need all hands on deck, both on April 15 and the weeks leading up to it. …

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FREE Insurance Consult with WEA Member Benefits!

Spring Break is a great time to… find out why one out of two members switch to Member Benefits after having a consultant review their insurance coverage. A personal insurance consultant can review your current auto and home insurance coverage to help you: Become a better consumer of insurance. Avoid paying too much. Fix common …

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Vote YES for Our Schools! Get the Word Out!

We need your help to get the word out.  Madison Community and Schools Together (CAST) has Lit Drops scheduled and more activities in the works for the long GOTV weekend.  Please find an hour or two to act on your support for our schools. Saturday March 28 Fitchburg Lit Drop (link goes to Facebook Event)Pickup …

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Membership Meetings on the Employee Handbook

Work has commenced to develop the Act 10-mandated Employee Handbook which will replace MTI’s various Collective Bargaining Agreements when they expire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 school year. Come and learn about the Handbook development process, and share your thoughts about what you believe should be the Union’s priorities.  There will also be a …

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