Union Skills Winter Conference

Great opportunity to develop essential union skills

Union Skills Winter Conference

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Registration starts at 8 a.m.)
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA

Together, MTA members and leaders from across the state will deepen our knowledge and sharpen our union skills so that we continue to grow stronger locals and an even more powerful MTA. Join us for the Union Skills Winter Conference, where you can attend workshops that center on core union priorities such as the Fund Our Future campaign Phase II, negotiations, member advocacy and organizing, current issues, communications, employee rights, professional matters and more.

This year’s energizing conference will celebrate our Student Opportunity Act victory, feature Dedham Education Association members as lunch speakers, and welcome special guest educators from South Africa.

We encourage each local to bring a group of members to participate in different training segments based on their roles and interests. This is a great opportunity for new activists to participate in an energizing statewide event while developing essential union skills.

Learn More & Register FlierWorkshops

Child Care

Children’s programming for ages 2-12 will be offered during workshop hours. The cost to participate is $15 per day per family.


Workshops will be held between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and we'll cap off the day with a social from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

Local Presidents: This conference is being held concurrently with the All Presidents’ meeting. Please join us for the All Presidents’ meeting during the first morning workshop session and participate in workshops for the rest of the day.