P roposed revisions to MTA Resolutions are now being accepted.
Resolutions are the organization’s
statements of principle on issues
relating to members, public education,
the welfare of students and human and
A proposal for a new resolution
or revision of an existing one may be
submitted by any member.
The initial deadline for
submissions to the Resolutions
Committee is Friday, Jan. 9.
Proposed resolutions may also be
submitted by the end of business on
Friday, May 8, at the Annual Meeting
of Delegates. The committee may also
All resolutions submitted are
considered by the Resolutions
Committee, and those submitted by
the January deadline are also brought
before the Board of Directors.
To become the official position
of the MTA, a resolution must be
adopted by the delegates to the Annual
To see the MTA’s current
resolutions, please visit www.
Nominations sought for Candidate Recommendation Committee
N ominations are now open for the election of members to the MTA Candidate
The committee is responsible for
making recommendations to MTA
members to support candidates for
state and federal office. There are
currently openings in each of the
following congressional districts:
District 1, two vacancies; District
3, two vacancies; District 4, one
vacancy; District 6, one vacancy;
District 7, two vacancies; and District
8, one vacancy.
Terms are for three years. Each
committee member must reside
in the congressional district to be
Any MTA member interested in
running for the CRC should contact
Maureen Noyes in the MTA Division
of Governance and Administration to
request a nomination form by calling
617.878.8305 or e-mailing mnoyes@
The nomination form and a
biographical statement of not more
than 100 words must be received by
Dec. 30. Those eligible to vote for
CRC members are delegates to the
past year’s MTA Annual Meeting of
Delegates who reside in the specified
Upon request, candidates will be
provided with lists of MTA Annual
Meeting delegates for their respective
congressional districts, along with
names and addresses.
If the number of candidates is
equal to or less than the number of
positions to be filled, elections may
be waived and the candidates declared
elected to the positions in question.
Ballots including the candidates’
biographical statements will be mailed
to the electorate on the first Friday in
February (Feb. 6) and must be returned
no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday
in February (Feb. 27).
Candidates who are elected via
the ballot process or the election
waiver will start their terms on March
Members of the CRC are eligible
to be elected for two consecutive three-year terms.
In no event can a person hold one
of these positions for more than six
Statewide Retired District delegates to be chosen by mail ballot
M TA Statewide Retired District delegates to the 2015 MTA Annual
Meeting will be elected by mail ballot
in conjunction with NEA delegate/
The nomination period for
statewide retired delegates is now in
process and will close at 5 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 9.
Nominations are open to all
eligible MTA/NEA retired members
through a self-nomination process. The
form appears on Page 22 of this issue
of MTA Today.
Statewide Retired District
delegates will be elected by mail ballots
forwarded in the same self-mailer as
the NEA retired delegate ballots. The
election period runs from March 2
through April 24. Ballots for statewide
retired delegates will be mailed to
retired MTA/NEA members and will
be accompanied by bio/statements and
photos of candidates who submit them.
The 2015 allocation of Statewide
Retired District delegates and successor
delegates will be based on the number
of MTA/NEA retired members from the
amendments to the MTA Bylaws and
Members wishing to use an
official title representing an MTA
affiliate or committee are required to
submit evidence that a vote was taken
by authorized representatives of the
affiliate or the committee.
Current document: A copy of
the current document containing the
MTA Bylaws, Standing Rules and
Resolutions is available to any member
Assistance: The Bylaws and Rules
Committee and members of the MTA
staff are available to discuss ideas for
potential amendments and to provide
Inquiries and proposals submitted
to the Bylaws and Rules Committee
should be channeled through Mary
Gilgallon, director of the Division of
Governance and Administration. Her
mailing address is MTA, 20 Ashburton
Place, Boston, MA 02108. Her phone
number is 617.878.8213, her fax
number is 617.742.7046 and her e-mail
address is email@example.com.
later than March 2. Terms last one year.
The policy procedure for the election
will be mailed to any candidate who
requests a copy.
Inquiries may be directed to
Maureen Noyes in the MTA Division
of Governance and Administration
at 617.878.8305. They may also be
e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to 617.742.7046.
If the number of
candidates is equal
to or less than the
number of positions
to be filled, elections
may be waived
and the candidates
to the positions in
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Bylaws and Rules Committee assistance available Retired committee
has four seats open
F our members of the eight- member Retired Members Committee will be elected by
Statewide Retired District delegates
to the 2015 MTA Annual Meeting in
Please see the Winter issue of the
MTA Reporter for details and the self-nomination form for these positions.
The deadline for nominations is
The terms last two years, starting