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WTU Member Benefits


Membership in the Washington Teachers’ Union pays off big time!

Click the links to the left to learn about the medical, legal and other benefits available exclusively to WTU members and about the aid members receive if they become unemployed, sick, disabled, or have need of family leave. Also see information about the discounts members get on just about every product and service imaginable.

But that’s just the beginning. As a member of the Washington Teachers’ Union,

You gain a real voice in your day-to-day working life and in your future.

You have a voice in helping to:

  • Address systemic barriers to excellence such as inequitable school funding;
  • Reform or replace IMPACT, our dysfunctional teacher evaluation system;
  • Select chancellors and principals;
  • Determine classroom curricula and pedagogical techniques, and much more.

You have a voice in the union’s policies, programs and leadership.

You have a voice in contract negotiations with DCPS.

You help keep the WTU strong. In recent years, we have won some 90% of the cases in which we advocated for teachers’ rights. To stay strong, we need all educators to become members.