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Membership Benefits

 

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 info@wtulocal6.net 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

Eye Safety Flyer

Chronic Eye Conditions Flyer

Eye Health and Smoking Flyer

Vision Insurance Plan Flyer

Eye Care Appointments Flyer

Dental Provider Directory Search Flyer

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

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

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.

Pre-Paid 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

Union Plus

Click here to learn more about AFl-CIO Union Plus benefits.

Retirement Resources

403(b) Approved Vendors

Voluntary Retirement Plans

District of Columbia Retirement Board

Summary of WTU benefits