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. 13.
Proposed resolutions may also be
submitted prior to the end of business
on Friday, May 19, 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 members to the MTA Candidate
The committee is responsible for
making recommendations to MTA
members to support candidates for state
and federal office.
This year, elections will be
held to fill the following seats on
the Candidate Recommendation
Committee: two seats each in
Congressional Districts 2, 5 and 9
and one seat each in Congressional
Districts 4, 6 and 8.
Terms on the committee last 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 obtain
the nomination form online
at massteacher.org/nomform or
contact John Connelly in the
MTA Division of Governance and
Administration. He can be reached
by calling 617.878.8305 or e-mailing
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 sent
to the electorate on the first Friday in
February (Feb. 3) and must be returned
no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday
in February (Feb. 24).
The CRC terms will begin on
March 15, 2017. 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 will be elected in spring
MTA Statewide Retired District delegates to the 2017 MTA Annual Meeting
will be elected in conjunction with the
NEA delegate/Director elections.
The nomination period for
Statewide Retired District delegates is
now in process and will close at 5 p.m.
on Friday, Jan. 13.
Nominations are open to all
eligible MTA/NEA retired members
through a self-nomination process.
Nominees are encouraged
to use the self-nomination form
available online at massteacher.org/
nomform. The form may be submitted
Alternatively, a paper form can be
found on Page 18 of this issue of MTA
The election period runs from
March 6 through April 28. Ballots for
statewide retired delegates will be
sent to retired MTA/NEA members
and will be accompanied by bio/
statements and photos of candidates
who submit them.
The 2017 allocation of Statewide
Retired District delegates and
successor delegates will be based
on the number of MTA/NEA retired
March 1. Terms will last one year.
The policy procedure for the
election will be sent 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 617.570.4908.
number(s), e-mail address and your MTA
membership ID number, which can be found on your
MTA membership card.
Who may submit proposals? Individual MTA
members, groups of members and local associations
are eligible to submit proposed amendments to the
MTA Bylaws and Standing Rules.
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
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 technical assistance.
Inquiries and proposals submitted to the Bylaws
and Rules Committee should be channeled through
Mary Gilgallon, MTA Director of Governance
and Administration. Her mailing address is MTA,
2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171-
2119. Her phone number is 617.878.8213, her fax
number is 617.570.4908, and her e-mail address is
Guidelines for Bylaws and Rules amendments
Continued from Page 19 Election waiver
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.