Last week the BTU filed a request with the state's Department of Labor Relations saying that we were at an impasse on a number of items (see Attachment B of this document) and that we needed help in resolving these items. We look forward to the … [Read more...] about Negotiation Process: What Issues Are We Fighting For?
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The Boston Herald ran a report last Saturday that wildly inflated the cost of unplaced, excessed teachers. The opening paragraph read as follows: The bill for city teachers no principal wants will hit $34 million next year and has become a sticking … [Read more...] about Fuzzy Math from the School District Inflates Cost of Unplaced Teachers
Yesterday, after 16 months of failed negotiations the BTU filed for state-sponsored Mediation with the Department of Labor Relations. Both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald reported on our filing.We have reprinted the Herald article below in … [Read more...] about Leaked, Cropped Email from City Taints Negotiation Process
Unfortunately, negotiations have come to a halt as the School Department has refused to bargain in good faith. We are taking legal action, and we'll explain as soon we can.The school district has ceded total control of its end of the negotiations … [Read more...] about Negotiations Stalled; BTU to Take Legal Action
Regretfully, negotiations have come to a temporary halt, and we are far apart on many issues. No further sessions are scheduled, although the BTU has offered to work 24/7 to finish our negotiations.The school district does not want to settle this … [Read more...] about After 33 Meetings, Contract Negotiations Halt
See all final BTU candidate election statements. These were published with the May 2017 Boston Union Teacher newspaper. … [Read more...] about Final BTU Election Candidate Statements
Two weeks ago we reported that a well-respected Boston teacher was questioned about her statement to the Bay State Banner. While she was spoken to by her principal, we strongly suspect the directive came from his superiors, inasmuch as we now have … [Read more...] about Follow Up on School Department’s Attempt to Quash First Amendment Protections
Congratulations to the first cohort of educators awarded Fund for Teachers grants since the BTU became the local partner for this wonderful program! This summer, we are proud to have awarded 11 fellowships to 19 educators from 15 schools who will be … [Read more...] about 2017 BTU Fund for Teachers Fellows Announced
A short while ago a respected teacher leader, recently quoted in the media, was called into her administrators's office and told that she was not to speak with the media because, "contractually, all media contacts are supposed to be cleared by BPS … [Read more...] about School Department Tries to Intimidate BTU Members and Ban Them Speaking with Reporters
Hundreds of educators in over 50 schools participated last Friday, April 7, in national Unafraid Educators Coming Out Day, a day to show support to our undocumented students and families. Teacher Lily Holland at the Guild School writes: I've been … [Read more...] about Unafraid Educators Participate in National Event