Sign the petition. Save our public schools!

Please read and share this important message: At this moment, important education policy decisions are being made in our state legislature. Many of our in-district public schools are facing significant cuts in funding for staff and other critical resources while a disproportionate amount of the main source of state funding for public education (Chapter 70)

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Vote for AFT Everyday Heroes

Read about inspiring AFT members who are reclaiming the promise, and vote today for your favorite AFT Everyday Heroes at http://www.aft.org/everydayheroes/. Get to know fellow members with inspiring AFT Everyday Hero stories that epitomize the spirit of public service, camaraderie and compassion—a spirit that motivates us all to reclaim the promise in

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Supporting our Union Brothers and Sisters

AFT MA Mike Canavan at the GBLC Legislative Breakfast with the boots worn by his late father-in-law, Somerville Firefighter George McCann. Canavan brought the boots to collect donations for the families of Boston firefighters affected by the tragic fire in the Back Bay.

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BTU—AFT-MA PARAPROFESSIONAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE APRIL 5

SAVE THE DATE – APRIL 5, 2014 BTU—AFT-MA PARAPROFESSIONAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE BTU HALL (180 Mount Vernon Street, Boston) For information, please contact Patty O’Donnell at BTU (podonnell@btu.org) Registration deadline is MARCH 28

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A reflection on the 28th Annual AFT-MA/BTU Paraprofessional Conference on April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, the BTU will host the 28th Paraprofessional Conference. Josefina Lascano, the BTU Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher Field Representative, and the Paraprofessional Council are working diligently to make it a colossal success. The Para Council members are: Donna Adame; Debbi Brown; Christine Buttiglieri, Concetta Campea; Cynthia Ferris; Shauntell Foster; Colleen Hart; Irma Hernandez;

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An invitation to the 28th Annual AFT-MA/BTU Paraprofessional Conference on April 5, 2014

The 28th Annual AFT-MA/BTU Paraprofessional Statewide Conference will take place on April 5th, 2014 at the Boston Teachers Union from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

The elected Paraprofessional Council members and myself are looking forward to welcome everyone to the conference.

The council members came together and chose the topics for this year’s conference. There will be

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