What has CTU done for you?

As of September 2018 CTU has….

  • Negotiated and ratified new contracts for Clerks and Paraprofessionals that guaranteed much needed increases in pay and improvement in working conditions.
  • Provided a Teachpoint and Artifact submission workshop at Chelsea High School on February 15, 2018 at 3:15.
  • Negotiated and ratified a new teacher contract that included: increased parental leave, a 7.25 % pay increase over three years, an increase to longevity payments, and improved language to further support the hard work of our teachers.
  • Negotiated and ratified a turnaround plan and schedule change for Chelsea High School that resulted in the granting of a significant 2 year turnaround grant from the Mass. Department of Education.
  • Conducted a Licensure and Re-Licesnure workshop at Chelsea High School with AFT Licensure Expert Dan Murphy where members received important information regarding licensure and licensure renewal.
  • Celebrated at the annual CTU holiday party at the Chelsea Marriott where members were able to mingle, unwind, and celebrate the holiday season.

Ongoing and upcoming:

  • We will continue to defend member rights and work to ensure that management is adhering to all parameters of negotiated contracts.
  • Celebrate our new members with a Membership Social on Sept. 7 2018 at the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea at 3:15.
  • Convene a Retirement Seminar on Nov. 15 2018 at the CHS Senior Cafeteria at 3:15.
  • Lowell Debt Clinic: Wednesday October 24 4pm at Umass Lowell (exact location on campus TBD). Sponsored by United Teachers of Lowell and Umass Lowell PHENOM
  • Lynn Debt Clinic: Tuesday November 13 4pm at Lynn Teachers Union, 679 Western Ave in Lynn. Sponsored by Lynn Teachers Union.
  • Salem Debt Clinic: Wednesday November 14 4pm at Salem Teachers Union, 10 Colonial Road in Salem. Sponsored by Lynn Teachers Union.
  • Metrowest Debt Clinic: Thursday November 15 3pm at Adams Middle School in Holliston. Sponsored by Holliston Federation of Teachers.

We Continue to…

  1. CTU building reps and officers offer confidential advisement.
  2. CTU building reps and officers answer questions about the contract.
  3. CTU has negotiated a Sick Bank for teachers, paras & clerks
  4. CTU building reps and officers provide anonymity when asking questions addressed in S.U.C. meetings.
  5. CTU negotiating team fights to keep uninterrupted prep periods for which we can grade work to provide student feedback, make calls home to communicate with parents, meet with colleagues to collaborate on lessons, etc…all of which positively impact our students’ learning.
  6. CTU negotiating team fights to keep longevity increments added to base salary for teachers who choose to remain in Chelsea.
  7. CTU building reps and officers facilitate the Grievance Process to help resolve alleged contract violations.
  8. CTU building reps and officers offer the option for members to have a union rep present during a meeting with an administrator if members feel they need one.
  9. CTU building reps and officers continue the conversation on class size and its effects on our students. Even though we do not have hard limits yet on class sizes in general, we do at least have a limit for our SEI classes.
  10. CTU building reps and officers continue bargaining to provide adequate and affordable Health Care Insurance to all members.
  11. CTU building reps and officers facilitate the appeal process for evaluations.
  12. CTU officers keep lines of communication open between Union and district administration.
  13. CTU acknowledges and celebrates our retiring members.
  14. CTU provides access to information online via website and email.
  15. CTU officers regularly meet with AFT Massachusetts leaders to provide information, advice and support so that all Chelsea Public School employees can all do their jobs with courage and confidence.

CTU & AFT Massachusetts want to make sure that education reform is good for students, fair to educators and done collaboratively!