The MTA supports Woburn educators in their contract fight against exploitation of its most vulnerable workers who are also members of this community.
MTA President Max Page and Vice President Deb McCarthy issued the following statement regarding the Woburn Teachers’ Association’s fight for a fair contract:
The members of the Woburn Teachers Association have been working under the terms of a contract that expired in September 2022. It is completely unacceptable that Mayor Scott Galvin and the Woburn School Committee walked out of bargaining on Sunday and continue to use delay tactics in today’s bargaining sessions. The educators of the Woburn Teachers Association are prepared to keep negotiating in good faith until a fair agreement is reached.
The WTA has been adamant that paraeducators — those who work with the district ’s most vulnerable students and are crucial to the functioning of Woburn’s schools — deserve to earn a living wage, and that all educators get fair cost-of-living wage increases during a time of high inflation. The WTA is fighting to make sure that students’ needs are met, from having access to physical education to ensuring that class sizes are reasonable.
The WTA is proposing reasonable working and learning conditions that will benefit the entire community. The MTA supports Woburn educators in their contract fight against exploitation of its most vulnerable workers who are also members of this community.