Open Enrollment for Disability & Life Insurance
Enrollment Goal Has Been Met!
WTA has met the minimum recruitment goal set by The Standard. This means that all new enrollees in The Standard's life and disability insurance programs will be accepted without having to undergo physical exams. Even so, if you have yet to sign up for disability insurance, open enrollment will continue until November 30th.
We believe that the disability plan offered by The Standard is superior to that offered through the District. The Standard is endorsed by our parent union, CTA. Not only is the cost lower, but the plan is specifically designed for our profession.
Click on this link to sign up for optional disability and/or life insurance.
Bargaining is now underway. Check here for updates.
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.