A Message from Beth Kontos
(Pictures left to right) Holding the line with the UAW - Reading visit with the Boston Teachers Union's leadership - At the MA AFLCIO Convention
It was a busy month for AFT Massachusetts members, and it was wonderful to see so many of you at State House hearings, on picket lines with the UAW and MNA, at the MA AFL-CIO convention, and in our local schools and libraries. Here are some updates about our union’s activities and priorities this month.
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Advocating for a World Class Public Higher Education System
2024 AFT Massachusetts Labor History Scholarship Program
Every year AFT Massachusetts awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are dependents of AFT Massachusetts members. The awards, named in honor of former AFT leaders Kathy Kelley, Albert Shanker and Sandra Feldman, and for long-time AFT Massachusetts field representative Jay Porter, are awarded on the basis of a labor history exam administered by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
Student Debt Clinics for AFT Members
Retirement Workshop for AFT Members
AFT Massachusetts is hosting a retirement planning workshop on December 11, 2023 at 6 pm via Zoom and all members are welcome!
Long-Term Care Discount Program
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Leadership Conference - November 4, 2023
- Informational Meeting Highlighting the Long-Term Care Discount Program for AFT Members - November 8, 2023
- Student Debt Clinics - November 15, 20, and 28, 2023
- Retirement Planning Workshop for AFT Members - December 11, 2023
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Boston Teachers Union Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel Conference - April 6, 2024
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Awards Dinner - May 3, 2024
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Convention - May 4, 2024