Negotiations between Washington Unified School District and Washington Teachers Association have reached an impasse over salary, benefits, and class sizes. WTA has started the process to have a mediator from the Public Employee Relations Board appointed.
Please click through this brief presentation outlining why we think WUSD can afford a decent salary increase for teachers.
WTA will provide more details and updates as soon as they are available.
If the committee you want is not currently looking for members, give us your name anyway, and we'll keep you in mind when an opening occurs.
"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much." - Marian Wright Edelman
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King
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.