AM Brew - December 5, 2022

Here's What's Brewing Today

Monday, December 5, 2022


The vote on the tentative contract begins today! The WTU attorneys and staff spent this past week examining and preparing the tentative contract and documents for your review. Beginning today, you will have an opportunity review these documents and vote.

All WTU Members should receive an email to your DCPS email account with the WTU Tentative Contract Voting package which includes the following information:

  • The tentative agreement signed by President Pogue Lyons and Chancellor Ferebee
  • A tentative contract fact sheet
  • A review of the tentative changes to Articles 6 and 7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
  • A copy of the tentative CBA
  • A copy of the current CBA (October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2019)
  • A tentative contract salary schedule
  • A Q&A document on the tentative contract

The vote will open Monday, December 5, 2022 and votes must be received by Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 7:30pm. The election service company, TrueBallot, Inc., will handle the administration of the vote.

WTU will host virtual Town Hall Meetings to discuss the contract and answer any questions on Monday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 7th.

Please watch your DCPS email for your ballot and make sure you vote. Please contact Carlton Nettles at [email protected] if you did not receive a ballot. If you are not a member, you can join by Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by 12:00pm and still have your vote counted. Contact your Field Representative or Carleton Nettles at [email protected]  to become a WTU member.


YOU ARE INVITED to WTU’s GO-GO for Education Celebration!

When: Friday, December 16th from 7 - 11 PM

Where: Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Please REGISTER HERE for this FREE event no later than Friday, December 9th!

Space is limitedWe look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!


Let the Council hear your teacher voice!

Register by 5 pm today, December 5th to testify before the Committee of the Whole: Literacy and the NAEP and PARCC Assessments. Hearing is Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00am
Committee Hearing Signup: Literacy and the NAEP and PARCC Assessments (google.com)


Gun violence continues to plague our schools and communities


“Ricochet: An American Trauma,” a documentary examining the US gun violence crisis and the people it impacts most - https://youtu.be/VIf7gfTSB7w

TEACHER DISCOUNT available for Eddie B. Teachers Only Comedy Tour

Saturday, December 17, 2022 (7pm Doors)
Capital One Hall, Tysons, VA

Use code THANKYOU on purchase page to receive 25% off tickets here:



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Upcoming events

In addition to the events listed below, we encourage you to check out the WTU Members –Only Calendar where you can find a condensed list of upcoming WTU events.


COPE Meeting

Monday December 5, @ 7pm
Join via zoom.


All Related Service Providers 

Calling All Related Service Providers (Art Therapists, Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and Speech Pathologists) to a meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 3:45 PM via Zoom with WTU Field Services Specialist Janice Brown Parker.

Join via zoom.

All ELL/ESL Teachers/Itinerant Teachers 

Calling All ELL/ESL Teachers/Itinerant Teachers to a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM via Zoom with WTU Field Services Specialist Janice Brown Parker.

Join via zoom.


All School Counselors 

Calling All School Counselors to a meeting on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM via Zoom with WTU Field Services Specialist Janice Brown Parker.

Join via zoom.



Please wear red each Friday and post photos to social media. Please tag us @WTUTeacher



Are you a WTU Member?

Check your pay stub on Peoplesoft to see if you are a member of the WTU.


Open Positions

Looking for a new position? Check out the November listings of instructional and non-instructional vacancies posted here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/open_positions


Facility Concerns SY 22-23

Over the past two years, the WTU has met regularly to discuss facility issues with DCPS. Yet, many schools continue to have health and safety concerns. We ask that you let the WTU know of any health or safety concerns in your building by completing this brief form.


We’re continuing to update our database.

Please help us ensure we have your current personal contact information on file. Email [email protected] to update your contact information.


Be sure to follow the WTU on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up on the latest from your Union.


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