Mission Statement


The Modesto Teachers Association exists to protect and promote an environment that entrusts our members to improve our pedagogical craft; to advance the growth and success for all students; to ensure competitive compensation, fair working conditions, and reasonable workload; and to secure the highest quality public education available for our student population.

MTA Goals

  • To promote community understanding of educational concerns and needs of children.

  • To offer leadership towards solutions.

  • To promote united action and cooperation among individuals and organizations devoted to the educational interests of the community, state, and nation.

Yasser Herrera

Why Collective Bargaining Matters

Collective bargaining enhances educational excellence and ensures educational employees a voice in their professional lives. Employees should be fairly compensated in line with their experience and training. State law should be expanded to provide employees with shared decision-making on curricular and other instructional issues. CTA believes in and supports strategies that promote affordable healthcare, including prescription drugs, for all Californians.