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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

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MTI’s Official Weekly Newsletter!

 

 

 

 

 

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Docent Training at MMoCA September 23

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) is a non-profit art museum that serves schools across southern Wisconsin through its tours and school outreach programs.  Part-time and retired educators, as well as other professionals, currently participate in providing guided tours of MMoCA’s exhibitions.  If you are interested in becoming a docent for the MMoCA and would …

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Sabbatical Leave Applications Due September 2

Sabbatical Leave Applications Due September 2 Under the terms of MTI’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, 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 …

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Willy Street Fair – Sept. 14, 2014! Let’s March and Have Fun!

MTI is participating in the 2014 Willy Street Fair!  MTI will host an information table in front of the MTI building and is seeking members to help with face painting for kids, a ‘cupcake walk’, and who will march together in the famous Willy Street Fair parade. This event takes place on Sunday, September 14, …

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Fighting Bob Fest 2014!

Dear Friends, The annual Fighting Bob Fest celebration will be back in Baraboo on Saturday, September 13th, from 9am-5pm at the beautiful Sauk County Fairgrounds. The stellar list of speakers includes U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, Ed Garvey, comedian Will Durst, award-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Mary Burke, John Nichols, Lisa Graves, Ruth Conniff, and …

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Labor Fest 2014! MTI Volunteers wanted!

September 1, 12:00 – 5:30 PM LaborFest 2014 – Madison Labor Temple Looking for MTI volunteers to assist with face painting and balloons at this year’s LaborFest. One hour shifts available from noon-4:00 pm.  Contact Doug Keillor to volunteer! Good music, good food and good folks.   Let’s get organized to give Walker the boot this …

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Get Involved – Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party – August 14

The 100 Black Men of Madison sponsors an annual event called “Backpacks for Success” that provides backpacks stuffed with school supplies for area students whose families are struggling in this difficult economy.   Over the past 18 years, this event has provided 23,000 of these backpacks to area low-income students.  At this year’s event, “The 100” …

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MTI Press Release Regarding Act 10 Decision

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision on Act 10 – click to view a .pdf copy Madison Teachers Inc. Statement by MTI Executive Director John Matthews Press Release July 31, 2014   THE DECISION BY THE MAJORITY OF THE SUPREME COURT REVERSING MTI’S VICTORY IN CIRCUIT COURT WHERE ACT 10 WAS FOUND, IN GREAT PART, TO BE …

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Be a Voter in the Primary Election, August 12!

Fall 2014 Elections:  Get ready for early primary elections August 12! Make Your Voice Heard! Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Public employees, especially educators, have way too much at risk to not get to the polls.  The last few years under Act 10 have been devastating to public employees.  Some elections will actually …

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Wisconsin Vision Discount for MTI Members

Wisconsin Vision offers MTI members and retirees a Union Endorsement Discount that applies to most of their products and services. This discount is good all year long and applies to multiple orders. We urge you to give Wisconsin Vision an opportunity to prove just how good a Union Shop can be. Call them for an …

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Madison Event – Raise the Wage – July 24 National Day of Action!

Join a coalition of minimum wage workers, labor unions, and community activists to demand an increase in the minimum wage.  Minimum and low wage workers are often required to rely on government assistance programs because these jobs do not pay a living wage.  Rising income inequality in our communities are leading to a increase in …

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Learn about WRS!

Understanding WRS: Your State Pension Plan WRS, the state pension plan, will be a source of retirement income for most Wisconsin public school employees like you. How much do you know about this important benefit? WHAT: Understanding WRS: Your state pension plan WHEN: July 31* and August 6 (10 – 11:30 am)  FREE FINANCIAL SEMINARS …

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Bike for Boys & Girls Club – July 19th

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is hosting its 12th Annual Bike for Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, July 19th!  This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and this year’s goal is to raise $400k.  The kids are counting on your support! You can pitch in by either: Registering to ride …

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Raise the Minimum Wage! Rally on Thursday!

Join the growing chorus of voices to raise the standard of living for minimum-wage workers in Wisconsin.  This Thursday, there will be a press conference and rally to support the Dane County Board in their efforts to increase the minimum wage. There will be a brief press conference followed by a chance to network with …

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Calendar Clarification

The modification in the school calendar recently agreed upon in negotiations between MTI and the District, causes adjustments in the first week of the 2015-16 school calendar. For 2014-15, August 25 and 26 are Voluntary Days for members of MTI’s teacher bargaining unit; i.e. you are not obligated to report to work on those days.  …

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MTI Film Screening Citizen Koch – Tuesday, June 17 – RSVP Today!

MTI SPONSORED SCREEING Tuesday, June 17th at Sundance Cinemas, 7:00 PM Please RSVP to MTI at 257-0491 or MTI@madisonteachers.org Purchase Tickets at Sundance Cinemas. Ruth Coniff, Editor of The Progressive Magazine, will moderate a discussion and Lisa Graves, The Nation and Center for Media and Democracy, will participate in the discussion with MTI President Mike …

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2015-16 Contract Settlement Synopsis & Calendar

Click here to view the 2015-16 contract settlement synopsis for all five bargaining units. Click here to view the 2015-16 calendar.

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Contract Ratification Meeting – Tuesday, June 3!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:30 p.m. This meeting is scheduled to consider ratification of Contract terms for 2015-16 for all five MTI bargaining units.  This is a membership meeting.  2013-14 membership cards are required for admission. Those who need assistance with membership issues, and those who are not members at this time and wish to join …

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Do Not Stand Idly By – Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

Do Not Stand Idly By is a national organization working to improve gun safety in the firearms industry in an effort to reduce gun-related violence in our communities.  MTI has endorsed this effort and encourages interested members to attend a meeting on May 29 to learn how you can help.  This effort is being promoted …

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