AM Brew - August 15, 2022

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Monday, August 15, 2022


Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! As new educators begin their New Educator Orientation this week, we hope that you will welcome them and invite them to join the WTU!

As we begin all begin the New Year, the WTU wants you to know that we are here to support you. We are in constant communication with DCPS about teacher and staff vacancies and we continue to monitor the public health crisis. We are working closely with DCPS and members of the city council to ensure that HVAC systems are properly circulating air and that our buildings remain safe. And, we are continuing to pressure DCPS to agree to a new contract to improve your working conditions and secure a much needed pay increase for educators.

I invite you all to join me for a Town Hall on Wednesday, August 24th to hear an update on these and more issues. Or please reach out to your Field Representative should you have questions or concerns as we kick-off the 2022-2023 school year.

The entire WTU team wishes you an exciting and productive school year.

Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, President


WTU Town Hall Q & A with President Pogue Lyons

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM


Passcode: 027091


Summary of Contract Negotiations

WTU and DCPS have officially reached an impasse in contract negotiations after DCPS presented a “last, best, and final” offer that was simply unacceptable to the hard-working Teachers of the District of Columbia and also rejected the WTU’s attempts to continue negotiations. Accordingly, on July 28, 2022, the WTU filed a notice of impasse with the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) and requested impasse resolution regarding both compensation and non-compensation matters in the CBA. The PERB determined that the Parties are at impasse, referred the case to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for the assignment of a Mediator, and is in the process of requesting a Mediator agreed upon by WTU and DCPS. Once a Mediator is appointed, WTU and DCPS will attempt to reach an agreement with the help of the Mediator. If the Parties are unable to reach an agreement within a set time frame, the PERB will appoint an Arbitrator or Board of Arbitration, who will conduct a formal hearing in which the Parties present their positions and decide any unresolved issues in an Interest Arbitration Award.


2022 WTU Leadership

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WTU Field Representatives

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IMPACT Grievances

Please contact your Field Rep if you would like to file an IMPACT grievance.
The deadline is September 1, 2022


Monkey Pox Update

D.C. public health officials expanded eligibility for the monkey pox vaccine Friday and loosened the residency requirement as a strategy to destigmatize the virus, even as the city sees record numbers of infections. Learn more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/08/12/dc-monkeypox-vaccine-eligibility/

Additional Resources





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Professional Development

Teacher Leaders

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Fall WTU Professional Development Course Preview

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Upcoming Events

WTU Town Hall Q & A with President Pogue Lyons

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM


Passcode: 027091


Back to School Events

If members want to volunteer or have time to attend the Ward 5, Ward 7 or Excel Back-To-School events, please reach out to Jasmine Wright at [email protected].

Please also reach out to Jasmine Wright if your school is having a Back-to-School event and you would like support from the WTU.



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