Ever wonder what exactly the union is? When we talk about the union, we are talking about the Everett Teachers Association.
You ARE the ETA.
The Everett Teachers Association is a collective bargaining unit of the teachers of the Everett Public Schools. If you are a teacher in EPS, you are an ETA member. Click here for the complete Constitution for the Everett Teachers Association.
These guys represent YOU, the ETA.
Every building in the Everett Public School System has a group of Building Representatives, also called Reps. These Reps work to disseminate information among members as well as work to unify members. They are there to support you with any questions or concerns as well as run all 10-minute building meetings. A building Rep represents YOU and all other ETA members. Reps attend ETA Council meetings once a month to discuss the concerns of the members, gain information about union activity, and manage the union body. If you are interested in becoming a building Rep, talk to your building Rep!
ETA Executive board
The organizing body of the ETA.
The ETA Executive board consists of 9 elected members and they are responsible for managing everything from grievances to contract negotiations and management of the ETA budget. They attend meetings at least twice a month and are in constant contact about union business. A valuable resource to both members and building representatives, the E-Board is the foundation of the ETA. In addition to their executive responsibilities, the board members represent all ETA members throughout the entire grievance process and are constantly looking for ways to support the EPS teachers. The E-Board consists of a President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as the immediate past president who holds a seat on the board to help advise and counsel the members.
As a member of the ETA, you are also a member of the MTA.
The Massachusetts Teacher Association is the parent organization of the ETA. The MTA represents 110,000 members throughout the commonwealth. It is comprised of teachers, faculty, professional staff and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges and universities across Massachusetts. Learn more on the MTA's Who We Are page.
As a member of the MTA, you are also a member of the NEA.
The National Education Association, NEA, is the countries largest professional organization. With over 3 million members, it represents employees at every level of education. Starting in 1857, the NEA seeks to bring forward quality education for all public school students.