Senator Mullet is continuing his efforts to weaken SEBB but now he is focusing on reducing benefits for part-time classified employees. With his recent bill, SB 6020, he gives up on trying to merge SEBB and PEBB, but he continues his attack on classified employees who work between 630 to 1,040 hours per year. First, he takes them out of SEBB, and second, he proposes to reduce their insurance funding below what they currently receive.
Yesterday, he joined with the Washington School Administrators Association (WASA), WSSDA (Washington State School Directors Association), Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO), and others, on a conference call with the Association of Washington Business (AWB) to explain why they should join him in supporting his recent bill. In the call, he even acknowledged that it would decrease some employee’s insurance benefits.