- BTU Member Benefits
AFT and Member Benefits
Benefits for BTU members that go beyond the workplace
AFT Liability Coverage
Important information to help protect BTU members in the event of an incident that might result in a liability lawsuit
BTU Health and Welfare Fund
BTU Benefits (Eye care, Legal and Dental)
City of Boston Retirement Board
Check here for questions on the City of Boston Retirement system
Massachusetts State Retirement Board
State Board of Retirement system
Boston Public Schools: Health Insurance
Health Insurance office for the City of Boston
- City of Boston Employee Wellness Portal
The Employee Wellness Portal is full of healthy recipes, workout videos, meal planning and brand new resources for all employees to enjoy! Track your activities throughout the year and sign up for challenges.
Sign up today!
- Visit bostonwellness.livehealthyignite.com
- Click JOIN NOW.
- Enter your Group Code: wellness2018.
- Create your account by entering your name, email address, username and password. (Your password must be 8 characters long.)
- You’ll receive a confirmation email; click the link to confirm your account information.
- Log in to your account and complete your profile.
Win Awesome Prizes!
Past prizes have included Fitbits, Apple watches, grocery store gift cards, Boston Public Market gift cards, and much more!
American Federation of Teachers
The national parent organization of our local union
American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts
The state parent organization of our local union
Massachusetts Teachers Association
The other major union representing educators in the state
Statewide organization that promote the interests of workers in the Commonwealth
Greater Boston Labor Council
151 unions representing over 90,000 members in the greater Boston area
National Education Association
The other major national teachers union
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
A coalition of labor and community organizations working together to build unity and support for the struggles of working people.
- Legislative and Political News
Reality-based commentary on politics and policy in Massachusetts and around the nation
Mass Budget and Policy Center
Provides independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies
- Education Research, Reform and Advocacy
Works to promote, preserve and protect public schools and public education
Works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial
The National Report Card: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The official website for results from NAEP
Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy
The Rennie Center conducts independent research to promote public discourse on educational improvement and inform policy discussions by key decision makers and opinion leaders. Research efforts culminate in the publication of reports and policy briefs, which are broadly disseminated to policy stakeholders in the public, private, nonprofit and media sectors.
- Health and Safety
The MassCOSH Healthy Schools Initiative seeks to improve health and environmental conditions for students and school staff through advocacy, education and technical assistance. Through the Healthy Schools Hotline, MassCOSH also provides support, resources and referrals to members of the school community.
Healthy Schools Task Force
The Health Schools Task Force meets quarterly to review results from the environmental inspections and to make policy recommendations for prioritizing repairs that can affect health; IPM (integrated pest management), green cleaning, and programs that link school and home asthma management and environmental improvements. An Environmental Committee (EC) sub-committee meets regularly to work more directly with schools on these issues. Read the HSTF newsletter.
Massachusetts Public Health Association
The Massachusetts Healthy Schools Website is a resource for promoting healthy indoor air environments and environmentally sustainable school buildings in Massachusetts.
Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition’s Healthy Public Schools Committee is composed of parents, school staff, community members, public health and environmental advocates who seek to reduce asthma triggers in the school environment.
- Superintendent's Circulars
- Superintendent’s Circulars
- 2021 Scholarship Information
BTU Dependent Scholarships
This year there will be 17 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 awarded to high school seniors who are dependents of BTU members. To apply, please obtain an application from Jeanne Turner in the Union office or download the form from the BTU website and return with 1) a transcript of the dependent’s last two years of academic work; 2) evidence of acceptance by an accredited college, junior college, vocational school or equivalent institution; 3) member’s notarized federal tax return for the year 2020; and 4) a one-page statement of the dependent’s professional goals. The application and the four supporting documents must be received in the Union office no later than April 23, 2021.
BTU Retired Teachers Chapter Scholarships
Each year the Retired Teachers Chapter of the Boston Teachers Union awards three scholarships of $2,000 to deserving high school seniors who are children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces or grandnephews of RTC members. One of these scholarships is earmarked for a student who chooses to attend a vocational school or equivalent institution. Applications for these scholarships can be picked up at the RTC/BTU offices at 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 or they can be downloaded from the BTU website. The deadline to apply is April 23, 2021. Envelope must be postmarked by this date.