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 Peggy Glaccum and Jan Nelson, Appointed MTA Teachers' Rights Co-Chairs, June 2008.

An MTA Teachers’ Rights Chair will:

  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

  • Plan for and hold monthly MTA Teachers’ Rights meetings.

  • Oversee and advise the Teachers’ Rights Building Representatives as they represent and serve as a “first call for help” for members who may have contractual, legal, and/or other employment-related concerns.

  • Be aware of district issues and concerns involving contractual, legal, and/or employment- related needs, and advise the MTA President.

  • Contact the Education Minnesota Field Staff member immediately regarding criminal investigations to ensure members receive appropriate legal representative and consultation.

  • Work closely with Teachers’ Rights Building Representatives, in the event of a grievance, to prepare for and attend grievance hearings.

  • Attend MTA Governance Board meetings as an invited guest, to report on Teachers’ Rights activities, issues, and concerns.

  • Serve as a standing member of the Meet and Confer Committee.

  • Meet with the MTA Executive Officers, as needed.

  • Meet with Administration, as needed; advise the MTA President of your meetings.

  • Submit a monthly Teachers’ Rights article to the Newsletter Editor.

  • Keep up-to-date on district policies and the Master Agreement.           

  • Attend appropriate training workshops at the UniServ, state, and national levels.

  • Perform additional duties as deemed necessary or as assigned by the MTA Governance Board and/or the MTA President         


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  Last modified: 06/26/08