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RTA – Revere Teachers Association

Revere Teachers with Big Ideas for Education


On August 4 the Massachusetts Teachers Association hosted their third annual Ed Talks program at Summer Conference in Williamstown, and two of the speakers were RTA members!

Congratulations to Nancy Barile and Mary Porter on fantastic talks about engaging and empowering urban students.

Watch the these TED Talk style presentations on the Massachusetts Teachers Association YouTube channel.

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Proposal Presentation

For those members who missed the proposal meeting before break, here is the presentation we gave. If you have questions about the specifics of any of the topics or want to give your opinion on how we should proceed, please get in touch with me, your building reps, or any other member of the Professional Negotiating Team.


2015 Initial Proposals Presentation



Rescheduled: Bargaining Proposal Adoption

Fellow Members,

I wish I didn’t have to be one more person going on about the weather, but it threw a wrench into the negotiating team’s plans this week. We’ve delayed bargaining (which was supposed to begin today) in order to hold a general membership meeting seeking approval of our starting proposals. After conferring with our executive board about the district’s schedule and next week’s forecast, we’re making a plan with a back-up date.

Special General Meeting
Monday February 9, 2015

Revere High School Cafeteria 
4:15 pm

The vast majority of members are at ELT schools or in principal’s meetings until near 4:00 that afternoon. So, we would like to get everyone into a room at once. All members are welcome to join us for our monthly board meeting in the East wing conference room at 3:15 if you need a way to pass the time.

“Rain” Date
Thursday February 12, 2015
RHS Cafeteria
3:15 & 4:15 presentations to accomodate ordinary and extended release schools.

Any changes to the specifics of the meeting will be announced through our building reps and on


Thank you for your enthusiasm and your patience,


Bargaining Proposal Information

Fellow Members of the RTA,

I hope everyone has been able to handle this week’s weather safely. It will feel good to be back in front of our students tomorrow.

As I hope you have heard, the Professional Negotiating Committee has been planning an info session in advance of opening contract bargaining next week. The volunteers serving on the committee have worked hard to turn your suggestions from this fall into a set of proposals to put before central office and the school committee.

At the Negotiating Team’s most recent meeting, we discussed how we can best include all members of our union as we begin the bargaining process. Our timing for communication is unfortunately tight, in large part because of this week’s closings, but I am excited to announce that we will be holding a vote on the proposals at the meetings on Tuesday February 3.

To be considerate of teachers at all schools, we will present proposals and take ballots at both3:15 and 4:15 meetings.  Both meetings will be held in the Revere High Cafeteria.

Because the details of bargaining can be sensitive, we need to have this vote in person. Please do your very best to come, listen, and show your support of the Revere Teachers Association. Help us get the word out about the importance of this meeting to your union.

Thank you,

Erik Fearing


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