February 16, 2014 | Lisa Baumann
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Students in Washington state could be among the first to go to college without having to worry about paying tuition up front. Instead, under a bill proposed in the House, they'd pay after leaving school in the form of a small, fixed percentage of their future income for up to 25 years. . . . The idea of former students paying as long as 25 years is just one piece of the bill that bothers Karen Strickland, president of AFT Washington, a state federation affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. [full article]
The Legisletter: News From Olympia
It’s time for the State Legislature to head back to Olympia on Monday, Jan. 13, to begin their “short” 60-day session!
from AFT Higher Education Newsletter
Kshama Sawant unites Seattle’s socialist past and present, writes guest columnist Kraig Schwartz. Read the full article here.
Seattle Times Education Blog | by Katherine Long, reporter | Nov. 22 with update on Nov. 23
More than 150 Green River Community College faculty members presented a petition to the college’s board of trustees Thursday asking that an increase in state funding be put toward a boost in faculty salaries, particularly for adjunct faculty. [read full story]
No doubt you’ve heard the recent flurry of media coverage about Boeing machinists voting 2-to-1 to reject the company’s “take-it-or-we’ll-leave” proposal to build the 777X in Washington. Their proposal would:
"Thousands of part-time college professors are joining labor unions, a growing trend in higher education that's boosting the ranks of organized labor and giving voice to teachers who complain about low pay and a lack of job security at some of the nation's top universities."