The mission of the Washington Teachers’ Union is to:

  • Raise the standards of the teaching profession by ensuring and promoting conditions vital to effective services for all students.
  • Define and strengthen services of the schools and to afford employees with a full opportunity to participate in the democratic decision-making process within schools for the common good.




Librarian in Every School Campaign

Eligible for COVID Leave 

Back-to-School Grant Won

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What people are saying


  • "We are here today to promote the fair and finalized contract negotiations for the teachers of Washington DC because we know that if the good principals of Washington DC can get a contract, then the great teachers of Washington DC Public Schools definitely deserve to have a finalized contract."  Fredrick Burton, H-Street Festival Outreach 

  • "Every single thing we've been asked to do, we've stepped up to do. I don't understand the Mayor's reservation in giving us a contract that meets the moment. ...and it's not just about money. Kids are different after the pandemic. Teachers are different. We have different needs. We have different asks." Paige Feliz-Gilbert, H-Street Festival Outreach
  • “Teachers have worked tirelessly for the last three years, especially during this unprecedented time of a pandemic... ....We deserve to be treated with respect. We deserve to be supported. And the best way to do that is by giving us a contract. We think it is the height of disrespect that we continually have to reach out to the communities, and reach out to our parents and families in order to get what we deserve." - President Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, H-Street Festival Outreach