The Burbank Teachers Association, established in 1948 and incorporated in 1963, is the exclusive bargaining agent for teachers, counselors, school nurses, librarians, and speech therapists in the Burbank Unified School District. In the 2015-16 school year we have approximately 850 members. We are affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA) and the California Teachers Association (CTA). Our Executive Director, Sonya Tsujimura is a staff member of CTA.  Administrative Assistant Lydia Cordon also supports BTA members.

We are governed by an Executive Board elected by the membership consisting of the President or Co-Presidents, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two High School Representatives, Middle School Representative, two Elementary School Representatives, two State Council Representatives, an At-Large Representative, and a CTA Board Member. The policy making body is the Representative Council consisting of elected members from each school site with a total membership of about 40 representatives.