FTA: 1253 Worcester Road #302, Framingham, MA 01701 508-626-1304

The sole purpose of the Framingham Teachers (Union) Association (FTA) and raison-d'etre of the FTA is to get better pay and benefits for it's members by using union dues to discuss issues with (harass) the school system (er! our beloved school committee ..) and the city council.

Schools are over seventy percent of the city budget every year and the FTA is the primary reason for any tax hikes in Framingham. Using linguistic gymnastics, level funding for schools is now defined as a four percent increase. In FTA arithmetic, they are saying 100 = 104.

These idiots don't have the testicular fortitude to call themselves a union because it sounds bad. Thus, they are an association.

In reading various letters from teachers who are members of FTA, you see a common phrase used by the FTA. There is no playbook or hidden agenda. They are right. The FTA merely wants better pay and benefits for their members. Plain and simple. Let me repeat, there is no playbook or hidden agenda, just better pay and benefits.

On May 23, 2007, a Framingham teacher, Gloria Geller, then a town meeting member stated

We're not pigs eating at the public trough!

This denial confirms that they indeed are pigs at the public trough.

It may also be found at their website. Can't you just feel that parasitical urge flowing in their veins?

Do you see the Framingham teachers union complaining about illegal immigration in Framingham? Of course not!.  More children of illegals equates to more teachers. More teachers mean more union dues . More union dues means more power.

I consider the FTA to be communistic in nature since seniority in the union counts more than actual talent as a teacher. There are an increasing number of elementary schools teachers making over $100,000 simply because they have been the most loyal party (FTA) members (seniority has privileges) and get choice assignments.

The vast majority of us work about 235 days each year. The members of the FTA only work 180 days a year. Yes, they will cry crocodile tears about the vast amount of overtime they spend on lesson planning, spending their own money on class supplies, blah, blah, blah. Get over it, people. I also did overtime working 235 days a year, bought supplies that I needed blah, blah, blah..

In my humble opinion, the highest paid teachers should be science, math and technology teachers, not elementary school teachers.

I await my next Framingham tax hike, coming to us from the FTA, the big EVIL.

Unit A consists of classroom teachers or teachers of remedial or special education.

Unit S is all 12-month, 10-month, and regular part-time administrative support employees.

Unit T is all special education aides, classroom aides, special education assistant teachers, language program assistant teachers, language program aides, library assistants, and current interventionist teachers.

The FTA manifesto brazenly rejects god while shamelessly embracing collectivism and socialism. I'll given them credit for brazenly rejecting Gods that simply do not exist.

The most anti-god organization in Framingham, besides myself, is clearly the FTA although I am a bit puzzled by the presence of two churches running in our schools. Yes, they pay rent, but.... religion is the epitomy of falsehood and this kind of religious crap may have been caused by none other than a Jew boy, the chairman of our beloved school committee .

I'm pretty sure that the FTA would not argue with the following point.

The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him the understanding of the transition to a new social order.

FTA bosses often get their way in Framingham government, even if it takes a while. That is because the FTA has been a well-oiled lobbying machine for decades. For one, by collecting dues from hundreds of members , the FTA is able to pour significant resources into the campaign coffers of local democratic politicians. And by prodding its members to vote a certain way, write letters, and even protest, it can keep the politicians it gets elected in line indefinitely. With almost 800 members today, Democrats probably received over 95%.

Framingham Source seems to have an unusual number of FTA related letters to the editor, which leads me to believe that Susan Petroni is or was related to FTA socialist activities.

The FTA sees itself as the ministry of education" seeking to dictate and control education policy in Framingham, replacing individualism with collectivism

The FTA is waging a war on any educational competition, seeking onerous restrictions on charter (see Christa McAuliffe charter school) and private schools and even waging a war on homeschooling families. Why? Because the teachers in private and charter schools are not unionized. That's it. The FTA are a bunch of communist control freaks.

The FTA website is hosted by massteacher.org .

The MTA is a subsiduary of the National Education Association .

For at least a century, the NEA, founded in 1857 as a professional association, has barely bothered to conceal its leadership's affinity for communism, collectivism, socialism, humanism, globalism, and other dangerous "isms" that threaten individual liberty.

This following is the kindergarden enrollment numbers for the Framingham schools. Someone categorized the incoming kids when they registered into the Framingham schools.

  1. High Needs
  2. Economically disadvantaged
  3. LEP English Language Learner
  4. Students with Disabilities

These are student classifications that cry out...

We need more teachers.

A member of the FTA performs these classifications.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
UNIT A (TEACHERS)
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE 1 RECOGNITION
ARTICLE 2 NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 3 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 4 SALARIES
ARTICLE 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPLICATION
ARTICLE 6 TEACHER EMPLOYMENT
ARTICLE 7 TEACHER ASSIGNMENT
ARTICLE 8 ORIENTATION OF NEW TEACHERS
ARTICLE 9 TEACHER EVALUATION
ARTICLE 10 TRANSFERS, REDUCTION IN FORCE, AND RECALL
ARTICLE 11 CLASS SIZE
ARTICLE 12 NON-TEACHING/ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
ARTICLE 13 VACANCIES IN POSITIONS
ARTICLE 14 WORKLOAD
ARTICLE 15 LUNCH BREAK
ARTICLE 16 WORKERS COMPENSATION
ARTICLE 17 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
ARTICLE 18 PROTECTION
ARTICLE 19 COMMUNICATION
ARTICLE 20 TEACHERS' SUPPLY REQUEST
ARTICLE 21 NO STRIKE
ARTICLE 22 POSITIONS IN SUMMER SCHOOL, EVENING SCHOOL, AND UNDER FEDERAL PROGRAMS
ARTICLE 23 DEPARTMENT HEADS
ARTICLE 24 ATHLETIC COACHES
ARTICLE 25 SPECIALISTS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
ARTICLE 26 FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEES
ARTICLE 27 TEACHER FACILITIES
ARTICLE 28 USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
ARTICLE 29 TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE
ARTICLE 30 SICK LEAVE
ARTICLE 31 EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE
ARTICLE 32 SABBATICAL LEAVES
ARTICLE 33 PARENTAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
ARTICLE 34 IN-SERVICE PROGRAM
ARTICLE 35 SUMMER SCHOOL
ARTICLE 36 CURRICULUM REVISION
ARTICLE 37 DISTRICT SPONSORED COURSES
ARTICLE 38 INSTRUCTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
ARTICLE 39 ADMINISTRATION-SCHOOL COMMITTEE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES
ARTICLE 40 MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
ARTICLE 41 PROFESSIONAL DAY
ARTICLE 42 DUES DEDUCTION
ARTICLE 43 SCHOOL COMMITTEE RIGHTS
ARTICLE 44 WAIVER PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 45 DURATION
ARTICLE 46 PRESIDENT OF FRAMINGHAM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE 47 TEACHER INFORMATION
ARTICLE 48 AGENCY SERVICE FEE
ARTICLE 49 JURY DUTY PAY
ARTICLE 50 ORDERLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PLAN
ARTICLE 51 EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS TO BENEFIT PLANS
ARTICLE 52 SICK LEAVE BUY BACK PROGRAM
ARTICLE 53 TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
ARTICLE 54 CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
ARTICLE 55 NURSE DELEGATION
ARTICLE 56 WORKSHOP REIMBURSEMENT FOR NON DESE LICENSE POSITIONS
APPENDIX A SALARY SCHEDULE
SUPERMAX STEP
2018-2019 SALARY SCHEDULE
2019-2020 SALARY SCHEDULE
2020-2021 SALARY SCHEDULE
NON-GRID STIPENDS
STIPEND GRID
ATHLETIC STIPENDS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTER
APPENDIX B RECALL PROCEDURE
APPENDIX C RECALL PROCEDURE
APPENDIX D DISCIPLINE LIST
AIDE REQUEST FORM
ADDENDUM
Appendix E UNIT A EVALUATION INSTRUMENT
         

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