PSE members from all over the state met in Olympia yesterday to lobby for higher education. A very energetic group of members had great conversations with their respective legislators to advocate for the funding of higher education collective bargaining agreements.
Members made clear to representatives that the wage increases proposed in these contracts are vital to finally put higher education employees on a path to earning a more competitive, livable wage. PSE drove home the point that, with these wage increases, Universities will be better equipped to not only attract new employees in a competitive market, but to retain all of the talented employees who currently work there! Overall, the feedback from these legislators was largely positive and receptive.
While yesterday was a success by any measure, we all know and understand that our work is far from over! Make sure to contact your representatives and let them know how vital it is that these contracts be included in the final 2017-2019 budget! Here is the complete list of legislators. If you don’t know your legislative district, click here.
Finally, if you have not done so already, please join Zone 13’s Facebook page.
Zone 13 Director Angie Wedekind is always posting information relevant to higher education!