Our multi-year contract with the BPS School Committee and the City of Boston was ratified by membership and approved by the School Committee. We have outlined the toplines of the agreement in this plain language summary, with information on the wins we secured for special education, staff training, the wage increase, and more.

We have four bargaining units within our union — teachers, paraprofessionals, ABAs, and substitutes. Visit the Find Your Rep page to see who your bargaining representative is.

2020 – 2025 Health Insurance Agreement

2023-2024 Class Size Grievance

We have tenaciously fought for class size reductions over the last two decades, and your students deserve a class within the limits.

  • Please file a class size grievance once the number of children reporting to your class is in excess of the contractual maximum — it can’t just be the number on your class list. The students must have physically attended school at least once and then not have been officially discharged. For specialists and secondary teachers, please complete this online form for each class that exceeds the limit.
  • Please see this schedule for information on class size limits. If any of your classes is in violation, speak to your BTU Building Rep and your Building Administrator and immediately fill out this online form. In addition to filing your Class Size Grievance, it is important to keep all of your records until your grievance is resolved. To help with this, please print out the appropriate Class Size Grievance Tracking Form(Elementary, Secondary) and use this to keep track of your enrollment daily until your class size is brought in compliance with the contract.
  • Finally, and this is very important: Please insist that your class size limit be enforced. Don’t sign any settlement form your principal gives you without speaking with someone in the BTU office.
  • If you have any questions, call or email BTU Vice President Erik Berg. When your class size is resolved, or if you have any questions, please email it to
  • Please read these FAQs before you complete a class size grievance.

Class Size Grievance 2023-24

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