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MTA Summer Organizer job posting

Published:  April 25, 2018

The MTA has an excellent opportunity available for members who can work on the All In summer program.

 We are seeking members to have conversations with fellow preK-12 educators about union membership as well as a Raise Up Massachusetts ballot initiative that will increase funding for public education.

 Members hired as summer organizers will canvass door to door and call educators identified in advance. Successful applicants will be committed to the goals of the All In campaign, which is designed to build union power by retaining and strengthening our membership following a decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

An adverse decision in Janus will mean that public-sector unions would be prevented from collecting agency fees from bargaining unit members who choose not to join the union, allowing “free riders” to receive all the collective bargaining rights afforded dues-paying member without having to pay a dime toward the contract under which they work.

 We expect anti-union forces to mount a very aggressive campaign after the decision — which they will frame as an opportunity for members to save money — in an attempt to get members to stop paying dues.

 This is our opportunity to have members discuss the value of union membership and in the process make MTA and its locals even stronger — at the bargaining table, in their communities and on Beacon Hill.

 These are paid organizing positions with a commitment of either five or eight weeks starting June 27.

 Successful applicants will be fully trained before starting the job and they will receive ongoing support and training from MTA staff.

 If you know a member who would make a great organizer, please encourage her or him to check out the “Summer Member Organizer” job posting here or e-mail Kim Hoffman at khoffman@massteacher.org.

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