Events

  • MRU to Honor Kathy Kelley on October 2, 2014

    All of us had things we wished to accomplish prior to retiring. Kathleen Kelley, former lobbyist and president of the AFT MA, wanted to establish a statewide organization for retirees. She knew that a number of districts had retirement groups, but they were largely social in nature. She felt retirees needed more.

    In late ...

  • Teaching the Teachers in new AFT PD

    Even though New England boasts some of the best schools and educators in the world, our teachers are never satisfied to rest on their laurels. That is why so many of them gathered over the days of June 26-28 at the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Hall in Dorchester to engage each other around ...

  • Sitting Down with Legislators in New AFT-MA Roundtable Series

    As the Commonwealth prepares for what may be a monumental shift in governance (with the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer up for grabs, as well as many House and Senate seats), it is more important than ever to know where our elected officials stand on important issues like for ...

  • Come to the AFT MA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
    Please come to the AFT MA NEW LEADERS CONFERENCE
    Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10 AM – 3 PM
    The Doubletree in Westborough, MA
    ALL 9including experienced members and leaders) are welcome)
    RSVP: jdaniel@aftma.net
    Thank you!
  • Teaching the Teachers: AFT unites region in teacher-led professional development

    Even though New England boasts some of the best schools and educators in the world, our teachers are never satisfied to rest on their laurels. That is why so many of them gathered over the days of June 26-28 at the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Hall in Dorchester to engage each other around ...

Charter Cap Hangs On

After months of debate and a letter-writing campaign that involved members of AFT MA, the bill that would have raised the cap for charter schools that passed the House was defeated in the Senate.

Leading up to the vote, AFT MA had engaged in an extensive email campaign and had placed advertisements on

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AFT MA Endorsees

Please vote on Sept 9

Attorney General- Warren Tolman Auditor- Suzanne Bump Treasurer- Deb Goldberg US Senate Senator Edward Markey US House of Representatives 1st District- Richard Neal 2nd District- James McGovern 4th District- Joseph Kennedy III 5th District- Katherine Clark 6th District- John Tierney 7th District- Michael Capuano 8th District- Stephen Lynch 9th District-

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Charter Cap Hangs On

After months of debate and a letter-writing campaign that involved members of AFT MA, the bill that would have raised the cap for charter schools that passed the House was defeated in the Senate.

Leading up to the vote, AFT MA had engaged in an extensive email campaign and had placed advertisements on

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Stemming Illiteracy One Book at a Time with First Book

More than 30 million children in America live in low-income households where they must face every day at a disadvantage. Lacking proper nutrition, supervision and education, these children are behind their peers before the race even begins. One of the most notable detriments many of these children face is a

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AFT MA Grows on the North Shore with Merger

A NEW DAY FOR A NEW SCHOOLAn artiists’ rendering of the proposed new building for Essex North Shore Agricultural andTechnical High School, where staff voted in May to form a new union that will be part of AFT MA

For 100 years, Essex Agricultural and Technical High School (lovingly referred to as

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Meet Your Colleague: Jonathan Staveley

As the son of a 30-year teacher, Jonathan Staveley had a great deal of experience with what a teacher’s life is like and how it can affect the family and the community. He also got to see first-hand the wonderful life teachers enjoy.

“My dad was someone who genuinely loved

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