Contract negotiations continue. The Bargaining Team is working collaboratively and making progress on some complex and important issues, but needs to continue in the Fall. In the meantime, some elements need to be in place for the fiscal year starting July 1st, so Memoranda of Understanding to the existing CBA were signed in a Labor Management session on June 10, 2016.
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Registration is open for our Contingent Faculty Issues Conference on Saturday, April 8th at the South Seattle Georgetown Campus. This conference is held for contingent and/or adjunct faculty to meet one another, learn and share strategies on key issues, and organize for equity and respect. Bearing in mind the new and uncertain political situation at the federal level, the conference will also focus on the importance of defending and strengthening public education, labor unions, and human and civil rights.
There is no registration fee but registration is required at http://bit.ly/2017-CFIC.
The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
I am writing to alert you to a potential serious threat to our members and organization. The Freedom Foundation (FF) has begun Public Records requests of Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) member information at numerous colleges and state agencies. (Click here to see WFSE’s press release.) They are seeking personal information, such as dates of birth! While we are not aware of any such requests made for our member information, we must take steps to ensure we at least minimize, and better yet eliminate, the damage done should such requests be made. [More]
Letter sent to LWTech Administration, requesting they use the option to notify the Federation.