Here's What's Brewing Today
Monday, April 3, 2023
WTU continues to wish members a Blessed Ramadan. This week, we would also like wish members a Joyful and Happy Passover and a Blessed and Holy Easter.
We hope that WTU members will join us at the exciting celebrations and events we have planned this spring:
- APRIL 10TH, Monday – Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and a Celebration of Library Month @4:30pm at WTU
- APRIL 11TH, Tuesday – WTU Representative Assembly Meeting
- APRIL 13TH, Thursday – WTU Contract Town Hall (virtual) from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
- APRIL 24TH, Monday – Know Your Rights Workshop with Librarians (virtual) @ 5:00pm (School Library Month)
- MAY 4TH, Thursday – President Pogue Lyons Meeting with WTU Building Reps
- MAY 5TH Friday – Teacher Appreciation Celebration @ Coolidge HS 4:00 – 7:00pm
- MAY 10TH, Wednesday – WTU Retirement Seminar (virtual) @ 5:00pm
- MAY 17TH, Wednesday – Know Your Rights Workshop by Former DCPS Investigator (virtual) @ 4:30pm
- MAY 20TH, Saturday – WTU Teacher Leader Symposium @ Kimball ES, 9:00am
- JUNE 26TH - 30TH – WTU Professional Development Summer Institute, Kimball ES
Contract Training will take place on April 5th & 6th for any WTU members who are interested in learning about contract negotiations.
Please complete this form by 6pm Monday, April 3rd if you plan on attending the training.
Date: April 5-6
Place: AFT, 555 New Jersey Ave NW
The Current CBA is available below. The end of the document has the new salary scale.
NEWS FROM THE WTU ELECTIONS COMMITTEE:
2023 WTU ELECTIONS
The Elections Committee is now accepting nominations for the following positions:
- MD/DC AFL-CIO
- AFT Convention Delegate
- Elections Committee
Petitions are due by 5pm Friday April 28, 2023. The official Elections notice and petitions are linked.
Petitions may be dropped off or mailed to the WTU Office at 1239 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003. More information will be shared in next week's brew about the petition submission process. Here are the procedures for submission of petitions in person or by mail.
We want to ensure that all dues paying WTU members can exercise their right to vote. If you do not have a personal email address and phone number on file with the WTU please email Ms. Valerie Kilby at [email protected].
If you have any questions about the upcoming elections you can email the WTU Elections Committee at [email protected]
School Librarians Month!
Please take this opportunity to celebrate school librarians, who help students find resources they need to learn outside of the classroom and create a positive and encouraging learning environment.
School Budget Hearing
Let the Council hear your teacher voice about your school’s budget!
Committee Hearing Signup: Education. Sign-Up by 5PM TODAY!
In the news
D.C.'s Coolidge High and Trinity U. join forces to get more students to college - The Washington Post
Congratulations to McKinley Tech’s Robotics Team who competed at regional competitions in Alexandria and Blacksburg, VA. These competitions combine the excitement of sports with the rigor of science and technology. Students are challenged to build an industrial-sized robot. Teamwork and cooperation are key. The team won in Blacksburg in part because of their teamwork.
The team also traveled to an Electric Vehicle Grand Prix competition at the University of Abu Dhabi. The trip was sponsored by the Global EEE, a non-profit organization that promotes Education, Energy efficiency and Environmental consciousness.
The team is coached by Ken Lesley, director of Engineering at McKinley Tech. Several members of the team have their sights on attending MIT, Ken’s alma mater.
AM Brew News and Notices are archived at https://www.wtulocal6.net/AMBrew.
Ward 7 Education Council Meeting
April 6 @ 6:30, e-mail [email protected] for Zoom information
SBOE Community Information Sessions on Social Studies Standards
SBOE is hosting a series of Community Information Sessions on the proposed social studies standards.
Retirement Workshop from Shared Vision
The retirement workshop from the Shared Vision Conference is available here: Click here.
Virtual Retirement Workshop
The WTU will host a virtual workshop on May 10th 5 PM
Join via zoom.
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