Attend the Good Teaching Conference
San Jose, 15 - 17 April 2016
WUSD and WTA have agreed again this year to co-sponsor attendance at the Good Teaching Conference, scheduled for the weekend of 15-17 April 2016. The conference will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, the same venue as last year.
If you are interested in attending, please complete the online form located HERE.
Please complete the form as soon as possible. Space is limited.
Bargaining is now underway. Check here for updates.
As of January 5, 2016, no bargaining is scheduled, since the District is in the process of hiring a new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. An update will be provided once dates for bargaining are set.
Survey for K-5 Teachers
K-5 teachers: Please take a brief survey regarding how you feel about the VAPA programs on your campus. The survey is short - only two questions.
Please visit CTA Member Benefits to ensure you are getting the most out of your membership in WTA. We are hoping that there will be an open enrollment period for disability insurance through The Standard later this year. We'll keep you posted.
Our updated contract has been added to the site, and can be viewed here.
Our chapter by-laws have been updated per CTA recommendations. Most of the changes made were minor. The new by-laws can be viewed here.
The Weingarten Rule
Do not talk with an administrator if you believe the conversation will be about your employment rights.
Say: "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectively request that my Association representative be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions."
I will not criticize any union colleague except to that individual directly.
If any union colleague is being criticized in my presence, I will confront the criticism and ask that it stop.
I will not participate in any conversations with management that criticize, or negatively speculate about any union colleague.
I will settle my differences with colleagues within my union.
I will engage in debate, offer others every opportunity for debate and respect minority viewpoints, but I will observe and support the majority mandate of my union.