*you become a member of the National
Education Association, the Massachusetts
Teachers Association, the Massachusetts State College Association,
and the local campus MSCA chapter
where you teach.
*you are entitled to vote at
all union meetings and in all union elections, and you are entitled to
a full vote, not a partial or fractional one.
*you are entitled to run for
office, if otherwise eligible, in all four union affiliates. In addition
to the traditional executive officers, most local MSCA
chapters have an executive committee that sets local policy and priorities
for the union on the campus.
*you are eligible to be appointed
by your local MSCA chapter to serve on statewide MSCA
committees. In recent years, part-time and DGCE union members have
served on the MSCA Board of Directors and the DGCE bargaining committee,
*you are eligible to serve as
a full voting representative to annual statewide and national union meetings,
where policy is determined, budget and dues levels are set, and some elections
of officers take place. The MSCA and MTA
hold annual meetings of delegates in the late spring; the NEA
holds its annual meeting of delegates in July at cities around the country.
If elected as a delegate, your expenses to attend these meetings may be