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Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

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AFT 1789 signs onto the Solidarity Budget: A Call to Action for 2021 Budget and Beyond

"We call on City leaders to pass a 2021 budget that values Black lives and moves us towards a just recovery from the overlapping crises of COVID-19, economic injustice and climate change. "

Solidarity Budget: A Call to Action for 2021 Budget and Beyond

Membership Adopts Statement Against Hate

AFT Seattle Local 1789 condemns hate and violence in all forms. We stand against white supremacy and nationalism, bigotry, racism, religious intolerance, homophobia, sexism, and immigrant bashing. The members of our faculty union vow to work for a healthy, inclusive community where the rights and safety of all are protected. We fight for social justice. We vote to defend all members of our society and to strengthen our democratic principles.

State Compensation Study

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:

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Seattle Times Editorial Board Supports Better State Funding for the Colleges

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"

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March and April 2019

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.

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APRIL 16 WALKOUT: ALL SEATTLE COLLEGES!

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

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