All AFDEA members are invited to join one (or more) of our union’s committees. Committees usually meet once a month or every other month, with the meeting dates posted on our website.
The Advocacy Committee works to ensure that your rights are protected and respected. Whether it’s compensation, workplace safety, job security, or any number of work place issues , the Advocacy Committee is the place where you can bring your questions and concerns. Don’t hesitate to contact us for questions or concerns. And remember, when we advocate for the individual members, we advocate for the common good. Handles grievances.
Governing Board Committee
The Legislative Committee shall have broad concern for state and national legislation affecting the interests of the Association. It shall inform members about newly proposed and enacted legislation related to their interests, promote activities leading to the passage of desirable legislation, and encourage members to exercise their responsibility to vote and their right to participate in political activity.
Studies and recommends positions on legislation affecting MTEA members. Helps develop campaigns on specific bills, including organizing membership involvement.
Meet & Confer Committee
The Meet and Confer Committee shall survey staff about their M&C priorities regarding salary, benefits, working conditions, and contract issues. Issues and concerns can be throughout the district or site-specific. All members can participate in committee meetings to help develop strategy, voice concerns, and prep for sessions with district leadership. All members can also attend public meet and confer sessions with district leadership.
The Membership Committee shall organize and conduct membership enrollment. This committee meets throughout the year and helps AFDEA increase its membership through committee-created goals and programs. They also take the lead in organizing and running the New Teacher Lunches every summer.
Our strength and power as an organization is found in our members. The more members of our union, the better we can advocate for meaningful changes in our public schools. The Membership and Organizing Development Committee works to developing strategies to increase membership, member engagement, identify new leaders within the association, as well as recommend professional development opportunities that members would find beneficial and planning social gatherings.
Responsibilities: Performing organizing activities. These activities will include: One-on-one conversations, Planning and executing events, team meetings, Attending new teacher orientation event(s)
Create opportunities for members to get together to build relationships, friendships, and unity. Help plan and execute social member gatherings and community events
Shall be responsible for maintaining accurate membership and membership records. Shall oversee the continuous membership process for enrolling non-members and professional staff members new to the district.
Quality Teaching and Learning Committee
The Quality Teaching and Learning Committee shall serve the Association as monitor and initiator of the classroom teachers’ input to positive programs of instruction for the school. It shall serve as a representative of the teachers to a school district’s instructional council where such a vehicle exists by contract. The instruction committee shall investigate recommended changes in instructional programs for effects such programs may have on the professional educator. It should report its findings or curriculum developments directly to the Executive Committee.