Here is the communication from MTA. This conference is beneficial to current association officers, board members as well as any other REA member who is considering getting involved with the union. We have vacancies within the association for building reps, and a grievance chair. Anyone interested in the positions should sign up for this conference. It will provide the needed training to fulfil the expectations of the positions. Please contact me with any question.
|To:||MTA Board of Directors|
|MTA Local Presidents|
MTA Committee Chairs
|From:||Merrie Najimy, MTA President|
|Max Page, MTA Vice President
|Subject:||RE: MTA Summer Conference|
We are excited to announce the return of MTA Summer Conference to the campus at UMass Amherst, from Sunday, July 31, to Wednesday, August 3. We are going LIVE for the first time in three years!
MTA has continued building its collective power, and we’ve been admiring the efforts of workers at Amazon and Starbucks as they organize to fight for their right to unionize and have a real say in their working conditions. So we invited them to join us.
We are thrilled to announce that Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer from the Amazon Labor Union and Massachusetts members of Starbucks Workers United will join us at Summer Conference!
Working together with these fantastic organizers, Summer Conference will help us prepare for the fights ahead, including winning the Fair Share Amendment to get much-needed money for public education and transportation; electing a new governor; winning fair contracts for our members; and ensuring racial, social and economic justice for our members, students, families and communities.
Participants can look forward to a slate of powerful plenary sessions, workshops focused on developing their union and leadership skills, and fun social events that will bring the community together.
Summer Conference is free to attend! Participants can choose from the following programs:
- NEW! Bargaining Certification Program
- NEW! Grassroots Organizing Bootcamp
- NEW! Higher Ed Summer Series: Special Topics for Higher Ed Members
- New Member Program
- New Presidents Leadership Academy
- Union Skills Academy
For more information about each of these programs and to register, visit massteacher.org/summer. Space is limited in each program.
Are you looking for PDPs this summer? More information will be announced at massteacher.org/pdps later this week!