About MTA

The Massachusetts Teachers Association is a union, dedicated to improving the workplace and the quality of life for all education employees and to protecting their hard-won rights. Equally important, we are an association of highly qualified professionals, committed to establishing and maintaining optimal conditions for student learning from preschool through graduate school.

NEA, MTA and local affiliates are highly democratic organizations in which members' views and concerns are vital to the development of policies and programs. Your three-way membership means you have a voice in determining priorities and direction in your school district, in Boston and in Washington. We really do work together for public education.

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, governed by democratic principles, that accepts and supports the interdependence of professionals and unionism. The MTA promotes the use of its members' collective powers to advance their professional and economic interests. The MTA is committed to human and civil rights and advocates for quality public education in an environment in which lifelong learning and innovation flourish.

Leadership & Local Associations

Our History

MTA: A Proud History (timeline)

Bylaws, Standing Rules and Resolutions

Bylaws, Standing Rules and Resolutions


MTA Policy Handbook (User name and password are required to view this document.)