MTA Resolutions Committee accepting proposals
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. 8, 2016.
Proposed resolutions may also be
submitted prior to the end of business
on Friday, May 13, at the Annual
Meeting of Delegates. The committee
may also propose resolutions.
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 current MTA
Resolutions, please visit
Nominations sought for Candidate Recommendation Committee
N ominations are now open for the election of one member to the MTA Candidate
The committee is responsible for
making recommendations to MTA
members to support candidates for state
and federal office. There is currently an
opening in Congressional District 1.
Terms on the committee are for
three years. The committee member
must reside in the congressional
district to be represented.
Any MTA member interested in
running for the CRC should contact
John Connelly in the MTA Division
of Governance and Administration to
request a nomination form. He can be
reached by calling 617.878.8305 or
The nomination form and a
biographical statement of not more
than 100 words must be received by
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 a list of MTA
Annual Meeting delegates for the
congressional district, 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. 5, 2016) and must be
returned no later than 5 p.m. on the last
Friday in February (Feb. 26).
The CRC term will begin on
March 15, 2016. 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 consecutive
Statewide Retired District delegates to be chosen by mail ballot
M TA Statewide Retired District delegates to the 2016 MTA Annual Meeting
will be elected by mail ballot in
conjunction with the NEA delegate/
The nomination period for
Statewide Retired District delegates is
now in process and will close at 5 p.m.
on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Nominations
are open to all eligible MTA/NEA
The nomination form appears on
Page 18 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
The election period runs from
March 7 through April 22, 2016.
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 2016 allocation of Statewide
Retired District delegates and
successor delegates will be based
on the number of MTA/NEA retired
1, 2016. Terms will last one year.
The policy procedure for the
election will be mailed to any
candidate who requests a copy.
Inquiries may be directed to
John Connelly in the MTA Division
of Governance and Administration
at 617.878.8305. They may also be
e-mailed to jconnelly@massteacher.
org or faxed to 617.590.4908.
for at least two years immediately
preceding the election. The policy
on eligibility and procedure for the
direct election of NEA Directors and
Alternate NEA Directors is available
For information on nominations
and elections, please contact John
Connelly of the MTA Division of
Governance and Administration by
calling 617.878.8305, e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing
inquiries to 617.570.4908.
*In accordance with Article IX,
Section 2B of the MTA Bylaws, all
members of the Board of Directors
(including officers; Regional Executive
Committee members; the Statewide
Retired Region Executive Committee
member; the At-Large ESP member;
District, Statewide, and At-Large
Directors; and NEA Directors) will be
delegates to the MTA Annual Meeting
of Delegates. Election as delegates will
occur simultaneous to, and by virtue of,
election to the above-named offices.
**RIF’d members and members
who have been granted leaves of
absence by their employers may be
considered active members employed
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
MTA election process is underway
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has four seats open
F our members of the eight-member Retired Members Committee will
be elected by Statewide Retired
District delegates to the 2016
MTA Annual Meeting in May.
Please see the Winter issue
of the MTA Reporter for details
and the self-nomination form for
The deadline for nominations
is March 4, 2016. Terms last two
years and begin on July 1.