Faculty, Staff, and Students object to austerity measures, coming together for a Counter Convication.
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.
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
"Faculty and staff who have been organizing against budget cuts and “austerity” have been demanding worker-led decisions. Indications that workers and students are not involved in considerably impactful decisions aren’t hard to find.
AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.