Published On: May 29, 2019

We continue to fight for a contract that our #StudentsDeserve. Last week, we were proud to submit thousands of petitions to the School Committee, demonstrating the widespread support that exists in our community for inclusion done right, and a nurse in every schooland a licensed counselor in every school. Our negotiating team has been working late into the night and even early morning all last week and again yesterday. We are hoping to share good news soon, but in the meantime, your advocacy, voice and actions uplift us all.

We will continue to organize and build our member activism throughout the year: Registration is now open for the BTU Summer Organizing Institute! We’re excited to come together for two days of organizing and planning next month.

As we approach the end of the school year, it is also time to recognize so many of our wonderful educators who will be celebrating a well-deserved retirement after so many years of dedication to their students. We wish all of our retirees the very best.

On the legislative front: If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to write your lawmakers and urge them to support and co-sponsor the PROMISE Act, CHERISH Act, and fully fund charter reimbursements.

Finally, tomorrow at 4:30pm, join educators at City on a Hill Schools in a march from CoaH – Dudley Square to CoaH – Circuit Street. We demand a contract that includes teacher voice, fair and predictable compensation, and a stable learning environment for students that allows CoaH schools to retain teachers. RSVP via the Facebook event to let our BTU sisters and brothers at CoaH know that we stand with them!

Have a great week, and don’t forget to vote in this year’s union election by mailing in your ballot or voting in person next Wednesday, June 5 from 8:00am to 6:00pm at the BTU.

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