We hope everyone is staying safe and warm from the storm today. Our office is also closed, which means any events and meetings are canceled unless you are otherwise notified. Whenever we have severe weather, we recommend calling the office to ensure that the building is open before heading over.
Please be advised that our monthly membership meeting will be this Wednesday, March 14 beginning at 4:30 PM. If there is another snow day tomorrow, the meeting will be moved to next Wednesday, March 21.
During our membership meeting, we will be joined by City Councilor Kim Janey, the new vice-chair of the Council’s Education Committee. We will also be discussing school safety and making posters for the March For Our Lives. If your school’s Building Reps did not receive stickers for the actions, please let us know; additional stickers can be picked up at the office or during the membership meeting. Check out our online resources. Please see the full meeting agenda, and don’t forget to sign up for childcare if you need it.
We are glad to hear that our fellow educators in West Virginia won the demands of their statewide strike! Oklahoma and Arizona educators are also getting ready to strike as they stand up for their students, schools, and their own treatment. We stand in solidarity with teachers in West Virginia, Arizona, and Oklahoma and with all workers taking collective action to improve their working conditions.
Yesterday, a Boston Globe article emphasized how millenials and white-collar workers are bringing growth to unions here in Massachusetts and across the country. Please be sure to help keep the BTU strong by checking to make sure you have signed the new BTU All-In card by signing into the member portal.
Lastly, during this time of year, we get many questions concerning staffing changes. We have created a new Staffing FAQ which answers many of those common questions. Please contact one of our Field Reps if you have any additional concerns or need for clarification.
Have a great week!