Employee Associations (Unions)

  •  What's My Employee Association (Bargaining Unit/Union)?

    Listed below are common jobs within each employee association (bargaining unit/union). If your job is not listed and you are unsure which employee association you are in, please contact HR Connect at 720-423-3900 or Connect_HumanResources@dpsk12.org.


    • Administrative staff
    • Managers
    • Directors
    • Non-Union Employees (i.e., extended learning, temporary employees, guest teachers, long-term substitutes)

    Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

    • Bus Drivers
    • Mechanics
    • Vehicle Maintenance Techs
    • Parts Clerks

    Association of Building, Grounds and Warehouse (ABGW)

    • Building Maintenance
    • Grounds Maintenance
    • Crew Chiefs
    • Warehouse
    • Truck Drivers

    Colorado Federation of School Safety Professionals (CFSSP)

    • Patrol Officers
    • Emergency Safety Dispatchers

    Communication Workers of America (CWA)

    • Custodians
    • Crew Leads
    • Custodian Helpers
    • Assistant Facility Managers

    Denver Association of Educational Office Professionals (DAEOP)

    • Secretaries
    • Bookkeepers
    • Office Support Staff
    • Accounting Technicians

    Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA)

    • Teachers
    • School Counselors
    • Special Service Providers
    • Career Technical Education (CTE) Instructors
    • Educational Sign Language Interpreters
    • JROTC Instructors

    Denver School Leaders Association (DSLA)

    • Principals
    • Assistant Principals
    • Lead Partners

    Facility Managers Association (FMA)

    • Facility Managers

    Denver Federation of Paraprofessionals & Nutrition Service Employees (DFPNSE)

    • Special Education, General Assignment, Bus Assistance and ELA PARAs
    • Campus Safety Officers
    • Food Service Workers and Managers

    Vocational Teachers Federation (VTF)

    • Adult Vocational Instructors

    Denver Public Schools has agreements with 10 employee associations. The following information for each can be found on the Employee Associations page of www.dpsk12.org

    • Contact information
    • Current bargaining agreement
    • Current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
    • Archived documents