Last month, Madison’s teachers union demanded Madison Metro School District starts the school year virtually. The following day, the district announced that school will in fact be virtually through at least October. Ed Sadlowski is Madison Teachers Inc.’s newly appointed Executive Director. He comes to the position from Milwaukee Teachers Education Association. Ed previously worked for […]
Today’s caravan protest placed an emphasis on health, both mental and physical, during the COVID-19 pandemic and as a nationwide debate over racial justice unfolds. Protesters taped signs decrying the state’s response to COVID-19 and the use of police in public schools on their cars. Madison West High School teacher Shawn Matson says that the […]
Members of Madison Teachers Inc. and the union face huge challenges as the beginning of the school year approaches. First there is the question of when and how to open schools safely. Second, there is the issue of properly funding the schools, including the new costs associated with protecting students and teachers from the virus. […]
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided a case against the Madison teacher’s union yesterday. MTI wanted access to union voting records, but the courts ruled that access to those records opens the door for voter intimidation. Madison Teachers Inc., the labor union representing local school teachers, sued Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission because it would not give […]
The Madison teachers’ union continues its battle for open records access. The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a challenge from M-T-I to access union vote records. Back in 2015, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission denied a request from Madison Teachers Inc. to the names of which teachers did and didn’t vote in […]
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! How do we support, protect and defend public education? Today sub host Bert Zipperer talks with Doug Keillor, executive Director of the Madison Teachers Inc (MTI) to discuss the state of public education, teacher unions, the 50 year history of MTI.