We put in the work! We didn't let up -- and it paid off! After three tough years of negotiation, a tentative agreement was reached between the WTU and DCPS. The WTU won:
- a 12% salary increase over four years that includes all retros and 4% this year
- an additional 4% signing bonus
- all benefits included and paid for
- significant increase in administrative premiums
...and that's not all!
Details on the tentative agreement will be released to WTU members via the Members-Only Website. WTU Members should reach out to their building representatives if they need help with the password. A fact sheet outlining the changes to WTU's current contract are available along with a video recording of the November 29th Town Hall Session.
All WTU members will have the ability to vote on whether or not to accept the offer. We'd like to thank the community groups who have supported us over the years as well as our tireless members. We couldn't have done it without you!
TAKE 10 TO TALK!
Please tell us your ideas on flexible scheduling and teacher retention! DCPS Instructional Superintendents and the Chief of Schools will be looking at the data. As you may already know, DC has the highest teacher turnover rate in the country and the pandemic has made this crisis worse. So many careers that teachers are qualified to move into pay at least as much if not more and are now significantly more flexible- so we're pushing hard to get the city leaders to invest in flexible teacher scheduling and other retention strategies. We need to hear from you.