As soon as you become aware that representation may be necessary, contact your Building Representative. ANY member of MURTA can represent another member during a Weingarten hearing. Ideally, that representative will be a member of the Eboard or PR&R Committee. Most often, this role will be performed by a Building Representative.
What will the representative do during my meeting? Your representative is there to support the member and bear witness to the facts. He or she will encourage the member to offer only the most basic facts. Elaboration and story-telling often exacerbate an issue. The member should answer questions directly, relying on facts only.
The representative’s job is to take notes, listen, prevent the member from over sharing, and to professionally end the meeting should it become unproductive. The representative may or may not speak during the meeting. If the police are involved or may become involved, contact Marie Brigham or Alice Gentili immediately.
Do the same if suspension or dismissal is threatened. Marie or Alice will contact the MTA field rep./uniserv rep. for support. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Every teacher has the right to be treated with RESPECT!
It is important that our members demand this of our administrators and one another. It is ALWAYS okay for a member to politely and professionally excuse themselves from a conversation where respect is not present in favor of reconvening when cooler minds can prevail.
The Association continues to work with Dr. Maruszczak and HR Concepts to iron out insurance difficulties. Should you get a bill, a collections notice, etc. you should call HR Concepts at (603) 647-1147.
Have your HP I.D. #, date of service, and amount billed ready. They should be able to help you. If, after a reasonable effort, you are unable to resolve your issue, please notify your building representative at once. No member should be receiving multiple collections notices.
At no point should a member’s good credit be jeopardized by a benefit he or she should be enjoying!