Here's What's Brewing Today
Monday, September 11, 2023
Good Morning, WTU Members!
Today, as we stop to remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 tragedy, we are reminded of the need to build a teaching community that supports and values each of its members equally. We remain continually grateful to our first responders from 911 through COVID and until today for their hard work and dedication to everyone and particularly those in need.
Thank you for continuing to drive change in your community as our deadline for receiving a new contract is less than 20 days away! We need to keep showing our collective demand for a new contract by wearing red on Fridays along with our new Campaign button (see above), posting pictures on social media, and rallying everyone we know to sign our petition for school safety. We need your wonderful photos! So, please don’t forget to keep emailing them to [email protected]. Finally, one last request, please consider volunteering to join our WTU’s advocacy tables at these upcoming events:
H-Street Festival, Saturday, September 16th, 11-5PM
DCPS Block Party, Saturday, September 23rd, 11-2PM, McKinley Tech HS
To learn more about the Contract Action Team, please visit our Contract Action Webpage and follow us on WTU’s official FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram sites. Please remember to check our new 2023-24 Members’ Organizational Guide for advance notice of all WTU events throughout the year. If you haven’t received your printed brochure, please reach out to your Field Representative. Again, I wish you another amazing week filled with the joy of teaching and hope this day’s memory leaves you inspired to continue our drive for change!
Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, President
Washington Teachers’ Union
Opportunities to GET INVOLVED!
Committee on Political Education (COPE) Meeting – TODAY! September 11th!
Chair: WTU President Jacqueline Pogue Lyons ([email protected]) Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 4:30pm
Chair: Regina Bell, Vice President WTU ([email protected]) (pictured left) Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 4:30pm
The Organizing Committee helps to recruit and organize WTU members. Contact: Mike Roland ([email protected]) Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month @ 5:00pm
The IMPACT Committee continues to gather feedback from different stakeholder groups, and academic research data regarding the validity and fairness of IMPACT's rating system compared to other evaluation systems.
Contact: Regina Bell ([email protected])
To join one or more of these committees, click here.
Sign a petition to support student health and nurse professionalism in DC schools!
We demand DC immediately reconsider this harmful cluster model. They must collaborate with DCNA representatives to build a solution-oriented approach that has dedicated nurses per school. This is what our students deserve. We ask you to join the fight to protect student heath and nurses' working conditions. Let's uplift their voices and stand against this damaging cluster model that profit over people.
WTU's Contract Negotiating Team's Weekly Video Update
Click picture or this url: https://youtu.be/TSYwkpsirmA?si=7mTXgqK6Coj8xb0P
In the News
- The Washington Post - H.D. Woodson dominates defensively; Brentsville player goes from ballboy to star
- The Washington Post - Jackson-Reed volleyball welcomes all challengers; soccer players raise big money
AM Brew News and Notices are archived at https://www.wtulocal6.net/AMBrew.
Interested in becoming a TEACHER LEADER?
Wednesday, September, 13th @ 6:30PM
Via Zoom; Meeting ID: 965 5416 8812; Passcode: 863015
WTU’s Membership Meeting
September 12 at 4:30 WTU Membership meeting. Registration is required.
Ward 3 Education Council Meeting
September 12 @ 7 pm - Ward 3 Education Council Meeting
Ask parents/educators to sign our petition @ WTU table
“The Time is Now! Kids Deserve Safe Schools”
- H-Street Festival, Saturday, September 16th, 11-5PM
- DCPS Block Party, Saturday, September 23rd, 11-2PM, McKinley Technology High School
Register for Union Leadership Institute (ULI)
The WTU offers regular Union Leadership Institutes (ULIs) that give all members the opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills and to acquire the detailed knowledge needed to be an effective teacher representative to help ensure the voice of teachers are heard. The next opportunity to register for ULI is Saturday, September 30th. Please register here.
Update your Contact Information
The AM Brew is distributed as a benefit to members of the WTU. In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating our database removing non-members from the distribution for the AM Brew, as well as other important Member–Only emails.
To ensure that you’re not inadvertently removed from the distribution list, please update your member information by clicking here.
If you are removed, please contact Carlton Nettles at [email protected] to update your information and be re-added to the WTU mailing lists
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSEE) Professional Development Opportunities
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