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Membership Benefits

The Washington Teachers' Union is committed to providing our members with the highest quality of personal and professional care. The WTU is the official bargaining agent of all ET-15 and EG-09 educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools system.

We provide a strong and comprehensive partnership to promote a rigorous, effective and positive learning community for all students and professional educators. As a part of this commitment, we provide a wide variety of benefits, services and offerings for you and your loved ones.

To become a full member or to access any service that we can provide, please do not hesitate to email the Membership Services Unit at or call the main number: 202.517.1477


Dental and Vision Benefits

 

The WTU has negotiated a 100% employer paid dental plan with United Healthcare which allows the WTU to significantly upgrade the current dental & visions benefits plan. Members can select in-network or out-of-network providers for dental coverage.

 

Dental and Vision Benefits Enrollment Guide  


Sick Leave Bank

 

Teachers who donate 8 hours a year to the Sick Leave Bank may apply for an award of up to 30 days of sick leave upon obtaining an approved Family or Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) or extended leave of absence based on a qualifying condition. Retiring teachers who have excess leave days following their retirement calculation will have the right to donate their excess leave days back to the Sick Leave Bank for future colleagues and members in need.  


Sick Leave Bank Usage Application
WTU Sick Leave Bank Fact Sheet


Maternity & Paternity Leave Bank

 

Teachers who donate 8 hours a year to the Maternity/Paternity Banks may apply for an award of up to 30 days  of maternity/paternity leave upon obtaining an approved Family or Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) or extended leave of absence based on a qualifying condition. Retiring teachers who have excess leave days following their retirement calculation will have the right to donate their excess leave days to the Maternity/Paternity Bank for future colleagues and members in need

 

Maternity/Paternity Leave Bank Application
Maternity and Paternity Leave Bank Fact Sheet

 


Legal Services Plan

 

The WTU has negotiated a 100% employer paid legal services plan which ensures all benefits of the plan are
available to members.

 

Prepaid Legal Program Information
 
 


 

AFT+ Member Benefits

 

Washington Teachers’ Union members receive additional discounts as members of the American Federation of Teachers. With access to a wealth of opportunities and resources, the AFT has something for you.


  • Insurance for your home, auto and life—even your pets
  • No fee credit card with special union-member features
  • A mortgage program with special features for AFT members
  • 15 percent off wireless phone plans


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