Who We Are

The MTA represents 117,000 members in 400 local associations throughout Massachusetts. We are teachers, faculty, professional staff and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges and universities across Massachusetts..


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MTA Affiliates

More than 400 local associations and chapters, representing both preK-12 and public education, are MTA affiliates. Look up your local association or chapter, find your local association on the web and find your electoral region and district.

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Our Mission

The Massachusetts Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, governed by democratic principles, that accepts and supports the interdependence of professionalism and unionism. The MTA promotes the use of its members' collective power 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.

Our History

What Is the 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.