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Legal Services

The Power and Advantage of Union Membership: Legal Services

You must be a member of AFT Massachusetts to receive legal representation from your local union and AFT Massachusetts in:*

  • Statutory teacher dismissal cases. Legal representation is provided for members with “professional teacher status” (PTS) facing dismissal.
  • Licensure hearings and appeals at Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Unemployment appeals at the Department of Unemployment Assistance.
  • Retirement decision appeals at the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

* For qualified cases and contingent on your local's adoption of the AFT Massachusetts Legal Services Policy.  Contact your local president for additional information.