AM Brew - March 20, 2023

Here's What's Brewing Today

Monday, March 20, 2023


Pay Check for March 24th

President Pogue Lyons has been in touch with leaders from DC & DCPS to ensure that all teachers receive their raise plus 4% bonus on Friday, March 24th.  New salaries were loaded into the system this week and into the weekend. Your salary under the new contract will be available for your review in Peoplesoft by Tuesday, March 21th.  We will continue to update you as information becomes available.


Contract Town Hall

Share your input for the next CBA Town Halls in Ward 5 and Ward 6/7.


Brookland MS

Wednesday, March 22      

4:30pm – 6:00pm


Miner ES

Thursday, March 23   

4:30pm – 6:00pm

The Current CBA is available below. The end of the document has the new salary scale.
PR25-0063-Introduction.pdf (dccouncil.gov)



The Elections Committee is now accepting nominations for the following positions:

  2. AFT Convention Delegate
  3. Elections Committee

Petitions are due by 5pm Friday April 28, 2023. The official Elections notice and petitions are available here: 2023 Elections Notice, AFT & MD/DC Petition, Election Committee Petition

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].

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023

Social Work Month 2023

Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work.

National Social Workers Day is celebrated on the third Tuesday in March.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Teacher Leader Mental Health Survey

Survey on the social studies task force

Click here to take the survey

In the news

Teacher Retention Bill Introduced by Councilmember Robert White

Educator Retention for Student Success Act of 2023.pdf (dropbox.com)


School Budgets

Let the Council hear your teacher voice about your school’s budget!

Committee Hearing Signup: Education (google.com)

You can find your proposed budget at https://DCPSbudget.com. Thanks to volunteer analysts, and advocates, here are the schools budgets in a workable format.


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


Upcoming Events

Shared Vision - March 25th

8am – 3pm, at Kimball Elementary School
Keynote address by AFT President Randi Weingarten, Sessions on math, reading, retirement, DC + XQ, licensing, Teacher Leaders, former DCPS investigator, and more. This is event is open to teachers, parents and community members.


Click here to download the flyer.

The registration link for Shared Vision is open and available here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/2023_shared_vision_conference


Ward 5 Education Equity Committee - Mar 21, 2023 07:00 PM

Guests include: Qubilah Huddleston, Councilmember Zachary Parker, SBOE Robert Henderson
Join Zoom Meeting; Meeting ID: 840 8834 0592; Passcode: 864089

Ward 6 W6PSPO - March 21, 2023 7:00 PM

Contact [email protected] for zoom info


Legislative Committee Meeting

Due to a busy March calendar, the Legislative Committee will meet April 25thBe sure to sign-up to speak at the upcoming Council hearing on the budget. Committee Hearing Signup: Education (google.com)


Professional Development

Click here to learn more.


Professional Development Opportunity

LEA Look Forward for March 17, 2023: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Public Charter Schools, Health Teachers DC and More! (mailchi.mp)

AFT virtual Conference, March 22-24 

2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference | Community | Share My Lesson


Scholarship Opportunity for seniors who in live in Ward 5, 7, or 8

The TraRon Center


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