To: MTA Membership
From: Merrie Najimy, MTA President & Max Page, MTA Vice President
The MTA has been taking proactive measures to minimize the risk of potential exposure to the coronavirus based on information from public health officials. We have postponed or canceled some upcoming MTA events that would have brought large numbers of members from several districts together, and we are continuously monitoring the situation as we advise MTA locals and provide information that relates to our members in their workplaces.
Please plan to join us at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, March 25, for our membership-wide teleconference on the COVID-19 pandemic. MTA President Merrie Najimy will focus largely on “remote learning” initiatives and the disparities in how they are being implemented across the state; joint MTA/AFT Massachusetts work with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning new guidelines; and creative ways that MTA members are making this a meaningful experience for their students. Najimy will be joined by Laurie Houle, interim director of the MTA Legal Services Division; Beverly Miyares, director of the MTA Center for Education Policy and Practice; Mike Fadel, director of the Affiliate Services Division; and other MTA staff members who have been following the situation closely. In addition, MTA Vice President Max Page will give an update on statewide Common Good efforts to ensure fair treatment of all workers — including Education Support Professionals, adjunct faculty members and other educators — and student debt relief and anti-eviction activities.
Sign up for the 6:30 p.m. call by going here to register.
If you cannot join the call but have questions that you would like to see addressed during the discussion, please email them in advance to Tim Warren in the Division of Grassroots Campaigns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrie and Max