Category Archive: Recent News

May 25 2017

National Board Certification Session June 1

June 1 from 5-6pm

WEAC/MTI Building

33 Nob Hill Road Madison

Explore the professional and financial benefits of National Board Certification and the support your union can provide to National Board candidates.  Click here for more info and to learn how to sign up!

May 23 2017

Wear Orange – Event for National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 3

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017


Madison Labor Temple

1602 S. Park Street

Free and Open to the Public


Join us on this National Gun Violence Awareness Day to honor and celebrate the lives lost and changed forever by fun violence.

Welcoming remarks by Michael Johnson, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Dane County

Click here for a flyer for the event.

May 22 2017

Margaret Stumpf Memorial Gathering June 4th


A Memorial Gathering to celebrate the life of MTI member Margaret Stumpf will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 12 to 3pm at Lake Edge Park Shelter at 511 Park Ct. Madison, 53716.  Click here for more info or call or text Christel Preuss at 608-513-0961.

May 16 2017

Free Financial Consultations at MTI in May and June!

Attention MTI Members!

Steve Pike is a retired MTI teacher and current Member Benefits Consultant for WEA Member Benefits.  Steve will be onsite to meet with staff.

WHAT:  FREE 30-minute Financial Consultation

WHEN:  Appointments are available on the following dates:

    You can register for a date and time by clicking on one of the links below.

Sign-up on Wednesday, May 24 

Sign-up on Wednesday, May 31

Sign-up on Thursday, June 1

Sign-up on Monday, June 12

Sign-up on Tuesday, June 13

Sign-up on Tuesday, June 27

Sign-up on Wednesday, June 28

WHERE:  33 Nob Hill Road, Madison, WI

This is ideal if you are just getting started, have specific questions, or would like a quick check-in.  Because these are held onsite at MTI, it’s a convenient way to meet with someone face-to-face to get some general help or guidance.

Steve can answer your specific questions on a wide range of financial topics such as:

  • Reasons to start a 403(b) or IRA savings account and how to enroll

  • Wisconsin Retirement System basics

  • Retirement Savings strategies; Pre-tax vs. Roth, 403(b) vs. IRA

  • Investment/Account Fees

  • Budgeting

  • Tips for purchasing personal insurance

Some things to bring along to your consultation include:

  • Recent paycheck stub

  • Recent 403(b) and/or IRA account statements

  • WRS statement

  • Other financial information you would like reviewed

Spouses/Partners welcome.

Promoted by MTI!

Can’t make it to a consultation but want to talk to someone?  Sign up for a 30-minute phone consultation and speak to a Retirement and Investment Consultant.  Find a time and day that’s convenient for you at

May 15 2017

MTI Night at the Duck Pond – June 22, 7 PM

click for details

May 08 2017

Sun Prairie and Middleton Costco: School’s Out Bash

Sun Prairie Costco and Middleton Costco present the School’s Out Bash.

Join us at both warehouse locations on Friday, June 16 at 9 a.m. for a school district employee private shopping event. Must bring a valid school district employee I.D.
You do not need to be a member to attend.

Enjoy a full hour of shopping before we open at 10 a.m.

The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag. Food and beverages will be provided, as well as prizes, trivia, and more.

Not yet a member? You can sign up for a Costco membership during the event and receive a special offer.

Event locations:
Sun Prairie Warehouse: 2850 Hoepker Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Middleton Warehouse: 2150 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562

May 08 2017

Saving for Your Future Seminar – May 9 Free for MTI Members!

Do you know why saving early and often is important?

Join MTI and WEA Member Benefits as we explore reasons to save and what you need to think about in this 30-minute crash course. Most Wisconsin public school employees can expect their retirement income to come from three sources: WRS (the Wisconsin Retirement System pension), Social Security, and personal savings. Even though your pension benefit provides an excellent head start, Social Security and WRS might not be enough.

Here’s what we will cover in this not-to-be missed session:

  • Why you need more than WRS and Social Security

  • The importance of personal savings

  • The difference between a 403(b) and an IRA

  • Pretax versus Roth options

  • Investment choices

  • Contribution limits

  • Fees

  • Easy steps to start saving for your future

Whether you just beginning your career or are nearing the end of it, there is something for you. Join us for this crash course and get a better idea of how your pension and personal savings work to fill your retirement savings gap.

MTI is once again partnering with WEA Member Benefits – the premier provider of financial products and services for Wisconsin public school employees – to enhance your financial well-being. All events are held at WEA Member Benefits (660 John Nolen Drive, Madison).

May 05 2017

Teacher Contract Deadline June 15!

Important Reminder!

Teacher Contract Deadline—June 15

Teacher contracts for the 2017-18 school year have been sent to teachers.  Signed contracts of all returning teachers must be received in Human Resources no later than June 15.  MTI strongly recommends that teachers return their signed contracts AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to the District’s Office of Human Resources, in person, to assure that it is received on time.  Take a copy with you, ask that it be stamped “received,” and keep it for your personal records.  Failure to return a signed contract by June 15 results in the District accepting such as one’s resignation.

May 04 2017

Annual COPE Bean Feed May 17th

The South Central Federation of Labor’s Committee on Political Education will hold its annual COPE Bean Feed, hosting Madison and Dane County elected officials, legislators, and union members and their families, on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m., at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street.  One may have all the beans, hot dogs, potato & pasta salad one wishes, plus one free soda or beer.  The meal will be served from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.  The proceeds pay for SCFL political action activities such as phone banks and mailings to unionists.  There will be no speakers or program of any kind.  If interested in attending contact MTI.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

May 01 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-13

Teachers give us so much.  A boost of confidence when we really need one.  Extra help when we’re having trouble.  A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control.  And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.  Join NEA in saying “Thank You” by sharing a message on social media during Teacher Appreciation Week.  May 7-13.  Go to:

MTI staff appreciates the dedication and passion that our educators put forth for students, their families and our community.  Our heartfelt thanks and Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Last week, MTI sent out an email blast to all MTI members asking them to reach out to thank SEE-MTI represented Administrative Professionals who support them daily.

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