April 5, 2019
Weekly Update: April 5
Career Showcase is Coming to ShoWare Center
The biggest career fair of the year is coming on April 30 in Kent. This is an opportunity to meet with over 100 employers, building trades training programs, and City of Kent Public Works.
What: Career Showcase at ShoWare
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 // 2-5 PM
Where: accesso ShoWare Center
Cost: Free and open to all
SB 5313 is an Attack on Teachers
In the wee morning hours Wednesday morning, the Senate Ways and Means Committee took up SB 5313 “Concerning school levies” and approved an amendment that would restrict collective bargaining rights and cut teacher pay by over $5000.
Cutting educator pay in the time of a teacher shortage is a terrible policy decision and it’s irresponsible. Our state had just begun to make progress in efforts to attract and keep great teachers on the job with last year’s salary gains. As amended, SB 5313 is an unacceptable step backward for Washington students and educators.