AM Brew - June 6, 2022

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Monday, June 6, 2022



It’s past time for elected officials to end the slaughter of schoolchildren and others in our communities.

Click here to learn more.


DC Primary Ballots Have Arrived -- Support WTU Endorsed Candidates!

We encourage WTU members to #VOTE and to get involved in supporting WTU Endorsed Candidates in the upcoming June Primary Elections.

For a list of endorsed candidates, click here.


Opportunities to support Matt Frumin, WTU endorsed candidate for Ward 3 Council.

Door to door canvasses (Mon-Thu, Sat & Sun), phonebanks (everyday), and early voting center canvasses (starting June 10). If you have any questions, please contact Elias Benda (he/him/his) Campaign Manager, Matt Frumin for Ward 3, cell: (202)-355-8284


Sick & Maternity Leave Banks Enrollment Open

Open enrollment will occur from June 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022 and from August 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. Contact Charmaine Wilks at 202 517-1475 or at [email protected] to enroll or with any questions.

If you miss the Open Enrollment dates, you will not be able to enroll in "the Banks" until the next Open Seasons in June 2023 and August 2023. This is strictly for the use of the Sick Leave and Maternity/Paternity Leave Banks and not the Dental/Vision enrollment.

Click here to submit your information to enroll: https://forms.gle/3fP8XwSiU8kYXjiW9



Greetings WTU Members!  The WTUEC would like to thank you for your patience as we strive to provide updated information to you during this election cycle. 

Ballots will be mailed this week!!! 


The Elections Committee is unable to give an exact date as to the mailing of the ballot but we were informed it should be no later than June 7th. If this information changes, we will make every effort to inform the membership once we receive any updated information. 

The Elections Committee assumes no responsibility for any errors found on the ballot or any information contrary to what was provided to members in the Special Elections Edition of the “Washington Teacher” as we were not given a voice in updates to the ballot, when the ballots would be sent out or notification by the WTU that the ballots were authorized to be reprinted without Elections Committee input.

If you have not received a copy of the Special Elections Edition of the “Washington Teacher” , please email Ms. Valerie Kilby at [email protected] to ensure that the WTU has your correct mailing address on file. We want to ensure that every member is able to receive a ballot for the Officers’ Election. 

Please be on the lookout for additional modes of communication from the WTUEC as we finally received the approval and information to move forward with robocalls to the membership. 

In case you missed it...

  1. You can watch May 12th's Presidential Candidates Forum here.
  2. You may access the rooms from May 17th's Meet and Greet by clicking on the links.
    1. Visit Pogue Lyons - Bell here, Unity here, and Independent Candidates here

*Please be advised that some recordings may not start from the beginning of the session. 


If you have any questions for the Elections Committee, please email us at [email protected] or leave a message at 202-505-3309. 

Building Elections

The building election packet were sent to Building Representatives, who are responsible for conducting building level elections, last week. Its contents can be found here. A full list of WTU local school leadership positions and their duties is available here.



We want to remind everyone that the CDC states, face masks help prevent the spread of Covid.

Please continue to report COVID related issues to the situation room - http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings
And any testing or reporting issues to OSSE (OSSE Online Complaint Form (dc.gov).


AM Brew News and Notices will be archived at https://www.wtulocal6.net/AMBrew.


Professional Development

WTU’s 2022 Summer Institute

All WTU courses are peer-instructed and you can earn continuing education credits towards recertification.

Click here to see and register for summer courses: https://www.wtulocal6.net/summer_institute_2022


Upcoming Events

DCPS Hiring Fairs

The DCPS virtual hiring fairs aim to provide a one-stop shop for candidates to connect with schools around openings for next school while also learning more about other important processes and opportunities, such as joining the WTU.

  • Thursday, July 14 (4-7pm)




Report unsafe conditions at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings

As part of the MOA, the WTU and DCPS teams will meet weekly to review and find solutions to any violations of the #ReopenStrong: School Building Readiness Checklist. If you see something out of compliance, please report it at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings. As you click on an area of the form, a drop-down box will appear to allow you to enter comments. Or simply complete the text box at the end of the form. All reports will remain confidential and no identifying information will be provided to DCPS.

WTU Memorandums of Agreement with DCPS.


ICYMI: DC Educator Wellness Center

In partnership with EVERFI, a social impact educational technology company, the WTU is pleased to share with you the DC Educator Wellness Center. The funding for the DC Educator Wellness Center is provided by Johnson & Johnson. In the DC Educator Wellness Center you will find access to a prevention-forward, self-guided, digital microlearning experience designed to provide you with on-demand content related to mental health. The growing list of topics includes Mental Health Basics, Managing Mental Health Challenges, Developing Resilience, Supporting Loved Ones With Mental Health Challenges, and Mindful Living. You can read more here.


We’re continuing to update our database.

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