A Union of Professionals
The Warwick Teachers Union, Local 915, AFT (American Federation of Teachers) is a professional union that represents over 1,000 educational and special service professionals that are employed by the City of Warwick.
Over the years the WTU developed its dual role as a strong and effective trade union and an experienced professional educational organization. The WTU has been a charter member of the AFT since 1945 and exclusive bargaining agent for its members since the 1960′s. We are also affiliated with the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals (RIFTHP), the Providence Central Federated Council, and the Rhode Island AFL-CIO.
Welcome to the Warwick Teachers’ Union. Our membership includes more than 1,000 regularly appointed teachers who serve our students and our community with distinction.
Our Union has primarily two major goals: First, it is our responsibility and obligation to seek the best possible collective bargaining agreement for our members which will enable them to continue to serve our students in the most professional manner. Secondly, and equally as important, is the critical role we play in helping to create the best possible educational system for our students and our community.
Now, more than ever, our teachers and our public schools are called upon to serve as the foundation of our community. Through the creativity of our teachers we have established and maintained collaborative efforts aimed at school improvement, increased student achievement and genuine public engagement.
It is our belief that given the opportunity, the Warwick School Committee, the school administration, parents and elected officials can and will formulate a true partnership with the Warwick Teachers’ Union wherein we speak with one voice, unified as advocates for quality education, good schools and student success. A leadership team with a focused effort on common themes, mutual respect and trust is beneficial to our community in general and our students in particular.
Not only by our words but also by our actions, the Warwick Teachers’ Union will be easily recognized as a progressive and reform minded organization dedicated to the teaching profession and quality public schools.
This website, therefore, will serve as a communication vehicle which will enable all interested parties to be fully informed about the accomplishment, goals and activities of this Union.