APALA Membership Meeting: September 10
The membership meeting for the AFL-CIO affiliated MA Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, of which the BTU is a member, will take place from 5:30-7:30pm at Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street, Boston. View the flyer.

Monthly Membership Meeting: September 11
Join us for our first Membership Meeting, from 4:30-6:00 at the BTU! Request child care.

Sixth Annual BTU Back To School Fair: September 21
We’re excited to confirm our Sixth Annual BTU Back to School Fair for BPS families, September 21 from 1:00-4:00pm at the BTU and Carson Beach! Educators, please sign up for First Book for free and reduced price books. It also helps us keep this event and partnership growing in coming years! Visit firstbook.org/aft to sign up so that you can receive free books at the fair, too. We are also looking for volunteers beginning Wednesday, September 18 to help sort books. All volunteers will receive free books for helping out!

New Performance Evaluation Platform
EDFS has been replaced by a new online platform, which we hope will be easier for our members to use. The BTU and BPS reached an agreement about the impact of the new Teachpoint platform, particularly with regard to training all educators. The BTU insisted on all members being provided the opportunity within their regular workday and year to be trained, and the BPS agreed. Some schools will be holding training sessions during the first two work days, which may involve adjusting the schedule on those two days. Please see the Memorandum of Agreement, and if you have questions, please call your field rep.

AFT Mass. Annual Fall Leadership Conference: September 28
Please make plans to join colleagues at the AFT Massachusetts for our annual Fall Leadership Conference on Saturday, Sept. 28. Each local is encouraged to bring a team of officers, building reps., rank-and-file members, and emerging leaders. The Leadership Conference will feature a series of informative workshops to help enhance your skills as a local union leader. Please register by Sept. 20. 

Fall Leadership Conference: October 18-20
The 2019 Fall Leadership Conference will be held at the Dedham Hilton. All BTU Building Reps and Member Leaders are encouraged to attend. Download a flyer for posting and please RSVP on our website.

BTU Blood Drive: October 23
The BTU will hold a blood drive from 1:00-6:00pm. Please consider donating and saving lives and spread the word. The blood drive is open to the public! Email Colleen Hart at chart@btu.org with any questions.