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NTA EBulletin: May 12, 2024



Let's Celebrate Together!


FAIR CONTRACT is getting back together for a one-time-only reunion concert as a part of Newton Porchfest! You don't want to miss it! 


When: June 1st from noon-2pm

Where: United Parish of Auburndale (64 Hancock St, Newton, MA 02466)

Why?: To rock, to party, to celebrate the NTA


Newton Porchfest is an annual performing arts festival held in Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban Center, featuring local musicians and performers from all around Newton. Dozens of generous residents from these neighborhoods volunteer their porches, garages, driveways, and lawns to bring our community together. We're honored to partner with our hosts at United Parish of Auburndale, who are supporting us in fundraising to offset the cost of the massive fines incurred as a result of our strike action. Mostly, let's come together to celebrate the beginning of June, and the end of a long, and, yes, very hard year, but also one that brought us together in amazing solidarity!


Fair Contract comprises members from elementary, middle, and high school, classroom teachers, classroom aides, and every one of you who sang with us in solidarity to stir the hearts of the community and keep our spirits burning through the cold.


We hope you'll all lend us your voices one more time to celebrate the incredible things we accomplished and will continue to accomplish together.


Bring family, bring friends, but come. Let's get together before the year ends and celebrate!


NTA Endorses Bill Humphrey for State Representative for 12th Middlesex Massachusetts House District!


I am thrilled to say that in our last Representative Assembly, NTA leadership voted to endorse Bill Humphrey to be the next State Representative to the Middlesex 12th district. 


Do I even need to say anything about that decision?! Probably not, since all of you saw Bill courageously stand up and support us during our strike. The members of the RA are confident that he will continue to do so at the state level, supporting critical statewide initiatives, such as the right to strike and the end of using MCAS as a graduation requirement. 


Bill stood up for us. The primary election--which, in Newton, will determine the outcome of the final election--is September 3. Now we need to stand up for him.


Here is a link to his website, where you can find ways to support his campaign.


Here is the sign up form for volunteers including lawn signs


Signs should be ready in about a month or so. 


If you wish to donate directly to Bill's campaign that link is here 


There is a lot we are going to need to do between now and September 3 to help Bill get elected.



In solidarity,


Mike Zilles, President

Newton Teachers Association

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