Click here to voteVote today to recertify the MTEA

Vote yes to collective bargaining and recertify the MTEA! Click here for a flyer with voting instructions you can share with colleagues to encourage them to vote.

Online voting: Click here to vote. After clicking yes, be sure to click "submit" to make sure your vote goes through.

Phone voting: Call 1-866-458-9862. Use the first four letters of your last name, and the last four numbers of your social security number to confirm your identity. When prompted, vote yes to recertify the MTEA. Then stay on the line until you receive a thank you message and the call is ended.

Problems voting? If you are unable to vote, call the voting help line at (800) 529-5218. If you still cannot cast a vote after calling the help line, call MTEA at 259-1990 to report.

MTEA-Retired Help Line Now Available

The MTEA-Retired unit now has its own help line on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. If you have questions, we can help! Call 259-1990 and your call will be routed to our MTEA-Retired Help Line volunteers.

Important info for Medicare-eligible retirees

Over the course of August and September, MTEA staff and leaders, along with leaders from the other MPS unions, met with the district regarding modifications to the active and retiree health care plans.

As a result of our talks, all Medicare-eligible retirees will move to a plan called Medicare Advantage as of January 1, 2015. This plan is a win for retirees because:

  • There is no deductible
  • Policyholders will get larger reimbursements in Medicare Part B
  • Paperwork is simplified and streamlined

Nominate a colleague for the Sid Hatch Outstanding School Leader Award

Each month the MTEA recognizes one Building Representative and one EA Chair for being an outstanding school leader. Nominate a colleague here.

MTEA Press Center

Legislators, Communities Right to Question Plans for Voucher Expansion

The following statement can be attributed to Bob Peterson, President of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association:

 

“Milwaukee Public Schools, along with many other districts statewide, suffered devastating budget cuts during Walker’s last budget, and his proposed 2013-15 budget offers no additional funding to our students.

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November 10 Update - 10:02 a.m.

MTEA T-Shirts are In!  We are open until 5:30 p.m.  Shirts are $10, cash or check only.

 

Join the MTEA!

Click here for a membership form. Click here for more information about the benefits of MTEA membership. Click here to watch a short video about MTEA's role in advocating for high quality public schools that welcome and serve all children.

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest | Entries due Tue. Nov. 18

Click here for complete instructions on the writing contest, sponsored by MTEA and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This year's theme is "We have a great deal of positive work to do." Writing entries are due by 5pm on Tue. Nov. 18.

 

Click here for more information about this year's speech and art contests. Speech and art entries are due Nov. 21.

2014-15 Calendars

Click below for the 2014-15 MPS calendars:

2014-15 Payroll Schedules

Reimagining the MTEA

Please consider ways you may want to actively participate in our union in the upcoming school year and sign up now.

Re-imagine MTEA - Teaching and Learning

One key component of reinventing our union is addressing teaching and learning issues - proactively, addressing the real needs of educators.  Our classroom-focused initiatives include a new electronic newsletter, Re-Imagine.

Proud MPS Educators

We have profiles of Proud MPS Educators.  And there are literally thousands more.  Nominations are always welcome and the process is easy.

 

Highlighting the great work of educators is one of the ongoing components of the MPS Children's Campaign our union launched this spring.  Subscribe here for campaign updates.

Requesting a Substitute Teacher

To report an absence and request a substitute teacher, please go to aesopeducation.com or call 1-800-942-3767.

 

For technical support, pin or ID number, or problems with Aesop, teachers should email 565@milwaukee.k12.wi.us or call the MPS/Aesop message center at 773-9937.

How Substitute Teachers Access Aesop 

Read information on the district's new automated system for obtaining assignments.

Need an Attorney for Non-MPS Legal Matters?

We highly recommend the firm Hawks Quindel, S.C., which our union has worked  on labor issues with since the 1960's. They offer a discount to MTEA members. Follow this link to learn more about their attorneys and the range of services they provide, including in the area of family law.

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