DC teachers voted overwhelmingly Friday to ratify a new contract, which would increase pay by 9% and provide them a larger role in decision-making. The teachers are represented by the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) Local 6. " I think this contract is good for students and treats educators with fairness,” said WTU president Elizabeth Davis. “Many of our members remained on the job with no pay raise for the last five years because they love their students and believe they deserve the best," Davis added. "They stayed despite their frustration with an administration that failed to recognize that they have an important contribution to make when it comes to developing educational programs and policies." The DC City Council must approve the contract before it takes effect. Negotiations will begin next spring for a new contract. photo of March 2017 rally courtesy WTU 6 Facebook page
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