The Boston Teachers Union works politically through the Committee on Political Education (COPE) to elect candidates who support public education and who otherwise favor our positions on a variety of work-related issues.
The membership voted in 2010 to require all candidates seeking the BTU’s endorsement to fill out a questionnaire. The COPE Committee, after reviewing the answers to its questions and after interviewing candidates, makes its recommendations to the Executive Board, and then the full membership. A 2/3rds vote for approval is required at the membership meeting.
The AFT Massachusetts, our parent labor organization, is actively involved in endorsing and working for candidates who promote public education and other key issues important to our members and the children and families they serve. Visit their website for more information.