This term refers to your right to have union representation with you at any meeting with an administrator at which you have a reasonable expectation that discipline of any nature or dismissal could result. If you have been told that the meeting could result in a disciplinary action, or have reason to believe it could, respectfully request that a union representative be present. This is a right that you must assert in order to exercise; the administrator is not required to inform you of it. If you are denied union representation and choose to respond to questions asked, be as brief as possible and do not elaborate. If you choose not to answer, you may be charged with insubordination. If you were denied your statutory right to union representation, that fact would be used in any future defense.
MTA Summer Conference will be in Williamstown on August 7-11 . Information about programs is available on www.massteacher.org/teaching/conferences/summer.aspx
Check the MTA Master Calendar for information about new teacher seminars, retirement or certification meetings. http://www.trumba.com/calendars/mta-master-calendar
The MTA Legislative Political Action Teams are looking for activists. Contact Claires Naughton at firstname.lastname@example.org.