Who We Represent
The Boston Teachers Union proudly represents 5,500 teachers and other professionals including nurses, psychologists, and guidance counselors. In addition, we represent approximately 1,000 paraprofessionals, and close to 500 substitute teachers.
What are the BTU's primary responsibilities?
- Negotiate and enforce the contract
- Represent the membership in all matters related to work
- Answer job-related questions and assist in any job-related matter
- Promote the growth of — and respect for —our profession
- Work with the community to ensure our schools are the best as they can be
- Promote the strengthening of public education
- Work to ensure adequate funding to support improvements in public education
- Work through COPE to elect pro-public education, pro-union candidates.
What statewide and national union is the BTU affiliated with?
- American Federation of Teachers (AFT) www.aft.org
- AFT Massachusetts (formerly MFT) www.aftma.org
- AFL-CIO, Mass AFL-CIO www.massaflcio.org
- Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC) gblc.com
Michael McLaughlin, Elementary Field Rep. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Caren Carew, Secondary Field Rep. - email@example.com
Jenna Fitzgerald, Para/Substitute Field Rep. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Cristiani, Political Director - email@example.com
Brenda Chaney, Parent and Community Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Maguire, Co-Editor, Boston Union Teacher - email@example.com
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