Spring 2019 Officers
What: Walk out organized by AFT Seattle Local 1789 in conjunction with affiliate unions and with support from District administration.
Who: all Seattle Colleges stakeholders--faculty, staff, students, and supporters from across the state.
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Mass gathering 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: locations at North, South and Central campus
Consider running for a union position for the upcoming academic year. Job duties for each position are briefly explained here.
Escalate, Escalate, ESCALATE!
It’s time to escalate! Legislators are hammering away at policy and making amazing progress on a slew of great bills. What they haven’t been focused on is funding our colleges and finding new revenue. This process is nothing new. In budget years, they work through policy first, having small conversations on the budget, up until policy cutoffs are all completed. We knew this would happen and we anticipated how those conversations would go, but frankly, we expected more support from the people we helped put into office.
On December 9, the Seattle Times Editorial Board published an opinion piece supporting better funding at the State level for community colleges across Washington. The board acknowledged that while k-12 funding has been appropriately addressed, the community colleges have been left behind, while stll doing the heavy lifting for employment training. They call the SBCTC's $189 million request "relatively modest"