We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and wish everyone a wonderful first day back to school with students!
This week, we embark upon a new school year–a time when all of us return to our most important work: educating the students of the Boston.
Tomorrow, we are pleased to have the Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (our national affiliate), join Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Brenda Cassellius and BTU leadership on a tour of many of the district’s schools. We are very honored to host President Weingarten, a strong supporter of the BTU and tireless advocate for educators nationwide.
As we return to schools, the work of building and strengthening our union begins anew. Union meetings with Building Reps should be taking place today in most schools. We will continue to use opportunities like these to highlight the benefits and power of our union, and make the case that when we are All-In, we are more powerful.
Please join us next Wednesday, September 11 at 4:30pm for our first Membership Meeting. It will be a great chance to catch up with colleagues, meet new faces, and discuss our goals for the coming year. Don’t forget to request child care if you need it.
Finally, this past Monday, we celebrated Labor Day, a day to remember the victories that have taken place throughout our history to expand rights, opportunities, and power for working people. It is also an opportunity to reflect upon labor’s importance today — and its unique role in not only preserving those hard-won advancements, but expanding them to all people.
Equity has always been a hallmark of the labor movement. And expanding equity is what the members of the Boston Teachers Union work so hard for — in our classrooms, throughout the city, in the State House and beyond.
This week, the BTU re-affirms its commitment to advocate and stand on behalf of our students, families, and community to create equity and opportunity.