DCTA Contract Expires

Take Action!

Become involved in advocating for the working and learning conditions that students and educators deserve by joining us in collective action. Take part in the following actions to help build power for negotiations!

Submit a Bargaining Topic

As the bargaining team begins to prepare for contract negotiations, they want your feedback regarding portions of our collective bargaining agreement that can be improved or added. Click below to share your feedback!

Bargaining Issues Form >>
Take the Bargaining Survey

The bargaining survey will be distributed via DPS email in late April or early May of 2024. Take advantage of this survey as it will serve as a platform to use your voice about how to improve our working conditions and students learning conditions.

*The bargaining survey is exclusive to DCTA members only. Educators can join DCTA by visiting

Attend a Bargaining Event

The easiest way to get involved in the bargaining process is by attending any bargaining related event!  Click below to find any upcoming DCTA Events!

DCTA Events Page >>

About Collective Bargaining

What is Collective Bargaining?

Collective bargaining is the process in which educators, through DCTA, negotiate their collective bargaining agreement with DPS to determine their working conditions, including class size / workloads, pay, professional development, preparation time, benefits and more. The last time the DCTA Bargaining Team negotiated the entire collective bargaining agreement was in 2022.

When Does Collective Bargaining Begin?

The DCTA Collective Bargaining agreement will expire on August 31st, 2025. Negotiations will likely begin in the Spring semester of 2025. All scheduled bargaining dates can found on our DCTA Events Page as they become available in the future.