Lynne Byall Benson
I believe that unions are collective groups made up of individuals, that when empowered together, can organize and get things done in the best interests of the union and its members.
I have been in education for more than 10 years, and only recently have I been able to participate in a Union. Being a part of MTA has given me an appreciation for how important it is to be a part of a strong Union, and to be an active participant. Our counterparts in other states do not all have the support of a strong Union, and I look forward to participating in any way that I can to ensure we all get the support we need.
Recently retired. 8 years chapter president, 4 years statewide communication coordinator. I’ve been to a dozen NEA-RA mtgs over the years 3 with my wife. Despite the long hours on the floor I enjoy the overall edifying experience of getting together with unionists from across the land.
As a passionate educator, Jie enjoys teaching diverse students. With experience as a delegate and a participant in various union events, Jie is knowledgeable about educational reforms. Jie is looking forward to working with the union to advocate for our members, ensure students receive high-quality education and improve work conditions.
Let’s not continue to simply train people to work as cogs in a gear. Education is NOT a business yet we are headed for bankruptcy; not economic, but intelligence. The move to standardization of everything, even the icons used on signage, is anathema to free thinking: the foundation of learning.
I proudly served the MTA and MCCC last year, and got an NBI passed that will help the NCHE advocate at the RA for more support in combatting the damaging effects on student success of the continual cutting of higher education budgets at the state level. I ask that you send me again.
DCE Instructor since 198. Union activites: MCCC DCE Contract
Negotiating Team Member; Chapter DCE Grievance Representative; Local, Regional or Statewide Massachusetts Representative at numerous NEA-RAs; MCCC Representative at numerous MTA Annual Meetings; Attendee at numerous Summer Leadership Conferences. PLEASE ALLOW ME TO CONTINUE TO REPRESENT YOU!
Since becoming President of my chapter (Higher Ed), I see how much continues to be done to carry on the bright light of education in this hostile environment. Having the opportunity to exchange ideas with, and learn from, other passionate members would be an excellent experience.
I have represented the MCCC at the NEA RA for most of the past 12 years. I understand the deep complexity of the issues that confront us and will continue to fight us all. I appreciate your vote and will do my best to serve the interests of the MCCC.
I would be honored to be one of your representatives at the 2018 NEA-RA.