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Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with the district be reached by 5 p.m. on Sept. 4.

The HEA Bargaining team worked until 4 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 with Highline Public Schools negotiators, but ultimately have not yet reached a Tentative Agreement.

The Washington Education Association says that the 2018 Washington State Legislature approved another $1 billion for K-12 educator compensation, as ordered by the Supreme Court in November. That’s in addition to the $1 billion for educator salaries that lawmakers approved last year.

Supporters – including Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx (pictured left, below) – gathered outside the HPAC.

“The McCleary Decision came back with $2 billion dollars to go towards teachers and support staff salaries, and I am hoping that the Highline School District does the right thing by putting that money towards our teachers, so that our students have quality educators,” Marx told The B-Town Blog. “So I really am in support of our teachers today.”

The union vote was overwhelmingly in favor of a strike – by a 97.6% margin of HEA members.

“We will be back at the table Monday morning,” organizers said. “Stay strong, and continue to wear RED!”

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Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4


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