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Member Benefits

WCTA represents teachers, advocates for education issues, and provides support to the school community in many ways. Here is an overview of the member benefits you gain, plus the ways your membership works with the memberships of others:

  • Ensures that teachers are represented in the Negotiated Agreement.
  • Provides Collective Bargaining.
  • Assists with contractual matters for individual members as well as for groups of members.
  • Works to ensure that the Contract is maintained faithfully by all parties.
  • Promotes various educational issues through organizing.
  • Provides the Sick Leave Bank for emergencies/long term medical issues.
  • Gives teachers a voice on district committees such as calendar, evaluation, career ladder.
  • Brings issues to the district administrators through the common concerns committee.
  • Gives advice and support when needed.
  • Entitles you to vote on the contract and contractual matters.
  • Gives you representation on all work-related matters.
  • Assists with matters covered by state law (i.e. termination hearings when fired, lawsuits, etc.)
  • Provides Liability Insurance.
  • Assists with professional, non-contractual problems (e.g. student, parent, public conflicts).
  • Includes full-time legislative representatives promoting member interests.
  • Includes attorney referral for personal matters.
  • Provides Life Insurance (Dues-Tab) at no cost.
  • Includes additional Member Benefits (NEA loans, CDs, Tax-deferred, credit card, auto and home insurance, etc.)
  • Includes access to NEA – Tools and Ideas, the professional site for NEA members devoted to “Educators Helping Educators.”
  • Provides professional assistance and development.
  • Enables participation in establishing the direction for legislation and bargaining.
  • Gives access to state and local association professional development programs.

As a member, you will receive all WCTA/MSEA/NEA communications and be a partner in powerful local, state and national professional organization focused upon you.

The NEA family, which includes WCTA, MSEA and NEA, works constantly to protect, promote and strengthen member rights through a variety of avenues:

  • UniServ
  • Legal Services
  • Professional Development
  • Research
  • Bargaining Assistance
  • Benefits
  • Human and Civil Rights
  • Staff Assistance at Conferences and Workshops
  • Offices and Office Supplies
  • Shared Projects
  • Support for candidates in local, state and national elections.

Even in a non-bargaining year the Association is busy. These and other programs go on at all times:

  • Teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Research.
  • Training of leaders and bargaining units.
  • Office maintenance.
  • UniServ.
  • Lobbying.
  • Monitoring of state and federal agencies.
  • Monitoring of retirement funds.
  • Legislative programs
  • Community relations
  • Public relations and employee image programs.
  • Contract enforcement
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