Faculty, Staff, and Students object to austerity measures, coming together for a Counter Convication.
AFT Seattle commits to:
- Providing financial support for organizations that work to build an anti-racist society, including bail funds and community funds for protesters;
- Holding our local and affiliate unions accountable for eliminating racist and exclusionary practices;
- Participating in conversations about changing the city of Seattle’s budget priorities by increasing allotments for housing, healthcare, and education;
AFT Statement of Support for Our Students, Colleagues, and Communities
Adopted by AFT Seattle Local 1789 and AFT Seattle Pro-Staff Local 6550
Over the past year, college administrators, union leaders and others in the Puget Sound area have been pushing for the idea of a “regional pay” adjustment to reflect cost of living in the greater Seattle area. To that end, legislative funding was secured to conduct this study on regional pay issues to inform legislators on that topic and begin a debate.
Key Numbers and Findings from the Study:
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"