By: Emmelie De La Cruz
The Washington Teachers’ Union learned Monday, June 25th that many D.C. public school teachers’ paychecks to be distributed on June 29th will only include 72 hours of work for the pay period ending on June 16th.
This error could not be overlooked.
Less than 48 hours later, WTU has recovered 8 hours of missing pay for those teachers and the unpaid workday will be added to the next pay period, reflected in the July 13th pay check.
WTU is constantly striving to ensure that its members are supported and their rights are respected. As many teachers continue to enjoy their summer vacation, WTU’s voice will remain loud, strong, and clear.
The Union’s commitment to proactively monitor issues and to be readily available to members concerns has resolved issues with DCPS on both the collective and individual fronts. As former WTU President Bill Simons said at WTU’s Scholarship Fund Awards Ceremony, “Teaching is one of the noblest professions,” and WTU is proud to serve those who educate our nation’s future generations.