BFT Announcements & Events


Substitute Teachers Can Join EdMN

posted Oct 23, 2017, 11:04 AM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 11:04 AM ]

The cost for substitute teachers to join Education Minnesota is $55 per year.  Here is the link to enroll: Substitute Teacher Membership

BFT Membership Renewal Week: September 25-29

posted Sep 21, 2017, 2:32 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 2:32 PM ]

The BFT is taking this week to thank all members FOR choosing to be a member. Membership is what keeps us strong to take on the challenges in public education today. Members join a union for a multitude of reasons but we all have the same goal: Save public education and protect our profession. 


**Stop by the teacher lounge at your site to get a little breakfast Monday morning.**


Read through our newsletter to learn more about the BFT membership renewal week.

Wendy Marczak, President



Labor History Timeline

posted Sep 20, 2017, 7:30 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 7:31 PM ]

Check out this labor history timeline that was produced by the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota.

2017 Referendum: Strong Schools, Strong Community

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:07 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 5:07 PM ]

The Bloomington School Board will place an operating referendum question on the Tuesday, November 7 ballot. The current operating referendum, passed in 2007, provides $17 million annually and is good for 10 years.


Visit the district's referendum website for more information to become an informed voter. If you have any questions or comments, please email the district at commrelations@isd271.org.

BFT Back to School Newsletter

posted Sep 6, 2017, 8:06 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 8:06 PM ]

Welcome back to school, it's going to be a great year.  

Check out the BFT Back to School newsletter.  We hope you enjoy the new format!!

Heritage Days Parade: Volunteers Needed!!

posted Aug 26, 2017, 4:24 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 4:24 PM ]

Please consider walking with the BFT float in the Heritage Days parade on September 16, starting at 10:30.  Here is the link to our parade volunteer sign up sheet.

2017/18 and 2018/19 Contract Passes

posted Jun 5, 2017, 6:41 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

Today, 644 teachers voted on the next two-year contract and it passes with 582 YES votes and 62 NO votes.  Thank you to our negotiations team for all their hard working on the tentative agreement!!

Voting on Tentative Agreement: Monday, June 5

posted Jun 1, 2017, 10:01 AM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 10:01 AM ]

We are ready to vote on the tentative agreement for the 2017-2019 Contract on Monday, June 5.  Your building stewards will be in charge of running the vote at your site.  Itinerants/shared staff can vote in any building.  Instructions will be at the ballot box/envelope.

To see the presentation that highlights the proposed changes, please go to the BFT website or use this link:  General Membership Meeting 5/24/17

To see the actual language proposed and reviewed by both parties, please use this link:  Language Changes/Additions 2017-2109 Contract 

To ask a specific question, please email Wendy Marczak at bftpresident@gmail.com or go to this LINK.

Membership Meeting Presentation: May 24, 2017

posted May 24, 2017, 1:36 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated May 24, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

posted May 22, 2017, 12:54 PM by Bloomington BFT   [ updated May 22, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE: EducationMN will be hosting a Student Loan Debt Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 9. At this event, they will meet with state policymakers who have been advocates for student debt relief and identify state-based solutions to this crisis. This meeting will be the place where we as a union create a plan to move forward and address this critical issue where we believe we have the most potential to make change, here in Minnesota. Your voice, your story and your ideas are critical. You can RSVP here with more details forthcoming.

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