Our Informational Picket on Monday October 14th drew our members and many supporters to UW's Red Square. Thank you for showing your solidarity! View the pictures on our Facebook page.More
On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 AM to 3 PM a Higher Education Stakeholders' Summit will be to investigate Washington State’s continual defunding of public higher education. We’ll evaluate the impact on stakeholders — students, faculty, staff, and the community — and strategize how to collaborate to turn this troubling trend around. Sponsored by AFT Washington, Alliance for Justice, Washington Student Association, Education in Equity Coalition, Tacoma Community College Federation of Teachers Local 2196, and Jobs With Justice.
English Languge Faculty union President Richard Moore and members Laura Elizabeth Martin and Aleksandra Petrovich participated in the AFT Washington Solidarity Event, "Reclaiming the Promise" on May 16 & 17 2014 and volunteered at the AFT book fair.
You can see photos of the event at our Facebook page.
In a short speech at the November 14 meeting, Daphne Mackey asked the Board of Regents to support the union’s efforts to reach a fair labor agreement with the University of Washington. She informed the Board of the union’s goals and expressed concern about the University’s proposals and refusal to mediate their differences. She asked the Regents to join others in the University community as well as government leaders in urging that negotiations move forward.
The Daily, November 17th:
"The “last, best, and final” proposal from the UW on Sept. 20 in its negotiations with the university’s International and English Language Program (IELP) faculty has drawn the attention of Seattle lawmakers and sparked protests on campus."
You can read the rest of the article here.
Seven Washington State legislators, including Rep. Gerry Pollet and Rep. Larry Seaquist, vice-chair and chair of the House Higher Education Committee, wrote to UW President Young to encourage UW to negotiate a fair contract that provides a living wage and job stability for UW English Language Faculty.