See below for a message from Ashley Adams, the MTA’s new member organizer. He visited EB last year and proved himself to be both a wealth of information and a very engaging presenter. The message is regarding a program at this year’s MTA Summer Conference, which VERY worth attending- it’s empowering, educational, and fun. Read the message below and check out this flyer- SC2019_NMP_Flyer- for more information.
Here’s Mr. Adams’ message:
I’m writing to invite you to apply for something fun and educational. It’s the New Member Program at the MTA Summer Conference. This program is four days long, starting Sunday, August 4th at noon and ending Wednesday, August 7th at 5PM. You are eligible to apply if you are an MTA member in your first five years of practice – and if you haven’t attended before.
Why might you want to attend? It’s an ideal way to become more involved in your union.
Many of our former participants have gone on to become leaders within their locals and for the MTA. You will work collaboratively with existing union leaders and MTA staff, while developing a wide variety of skills including: collective bargaining, problem solving, organizing, grievance handling, effective group communication, and one-on-one networking. You will also have an opportunity to try out the skills you learn in simulated bargaining sessions, meetings with administration, and organizing campaigns. It will also give you an excellent opportunity to collaborate with, learn from, and socialize with MTA members from across the state.
The New Member Program is developed and presented by the New Member Committee, a group of educators from across Massachusetts. The program is offered at no cost to MTA members.
We do not take everyone. We are limited to 40 people. Preference will go to those qualified members who first submit their application. So if you’re serious about getting the most out of your membership, please consider joining us for this excellent leadership opportunity,
Ashley Adams, MTA New Member Organizer
The application for the MTA’s New Member Program is available at this website.