It has been inspiring to see so many of our members investing their time and energy into leadership development. Last week, educators attended our second Teacher Leadership Working Group, a BTU/BPS collaboration. The group dove into data from empathy interviews with their colleagues and reflected on what teacher leadership looks like in Boston. Together with BPS and educators, we are creating a system that supports leadership and promotes retention of teachers throughout a dynamic career in BPS.
BTU members are leading the way to get #InclusionDoneRight in our district as well. Across dozens of schools, teachers have been gathering to share their vision and ideas of what inclusion could look like in our schools. Our schools need to be spaces where all students have the services and staffing that they need. Join us at tonight’s #InclusionDoneRight meeting — event details are below. To get involved, please contact BTU organizer Ilene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week, we joined community groups, health clinics, and other unions for a discussion on the Roe Act. By supporting this legislation, we are affirming our commitment to fighting for the rights of all workers, including the right to safe, affordable and equitable healthcare. And just yesterday, our Political Action team attended and testified at a hearing to allow public pensions in Massachusetts to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Our movements are all connected — reproductive justice and climate justice means justice for working people.
Tomorrow, we’ll be hosting a Presidential Debate Watch Party at the BTU Lounge. Find resources about the election and information about candidates at aftvotes.org. We look forward to the discussions that will come out of this event and member led teach-ins. Reach out to BTU Political Director Johnny McInnis at email@example.com if you’d like to join our members in building political power through #BTUvotes and #AFTvotes!