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. 11.
Proposed resolutions may also be
submitted prior to the end of business
on Friday, May 3, 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
For a copy of 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.
Elections will be held to fill the
following seats on the Candidate
Recommendation Committee: one
seat each in Congressional Districts 1,
3, 5 and 7.
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 jconnelly@
The nomination form and a
biographical statement of not more than
100 words must be received by Dec. 28.
Those eligible to vote for CRC
members are delegates to the past
year’s MTAAnnual 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. 1) and must be returned
no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday
in February (Feb. 22).
The CRC terms will begin on
March 15, 2019. Members 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 years.
Election process starts for Statewide Retired District delegates
MTA Statewide Retired District delegates to the 2019 MTAAnnual Meeting
will be elected in conjunction with the
NEA RA retired delegate elections.
The nomination period for
Statewide Retired District delegates is
now in process and will close at 5 p.m.
on Friday, Jan. 11.
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 16 of this issue of MTA
The election period will run from
Feb. 4 through March 8.
Online voting instructions for
statewide retired delegates will be sent
to retired MTA/NEA members. Those
who prefer to vote by paper ballot may
The MTA provides reimbursement
of up to $450 for eligible expenses
incurred by each Statewide Retired
District delegate to the Annual
The 2019 allocation of Statewide
Retired District delegates will be based
on the number of MTA/NEA retired
District on record no later than Jan. 15.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to 617.590.4908.
2019 HCR AWARD NOMINATIONS
The MTA Human Relations Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2019 MTA Human
and Civil Rights Awards, which honor individuals and groups that have shown extraordinary
dedication to civil rights and human relations.
The awards will be presented on Friday, June 14, at the 37th annual Human and Civil Rights
Awards celebration at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Westborough.
For further information, please e-mail Mary Gilgallon, director of the Division of Governance and
Administration, at email@example.com.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1, 2019
Forms are available at massteacher.org/hcr
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