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Kennewick teachers approve new contract with District (Google Street View)
Kennewick teachers approve new contract with District (Google Street View)
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Kennewick Teachers Avert Any Chance of Strike, Reach Contract

Perhaps learning from some of the issues seen in Pasco over the last year, Kennewick teachers have reached a new contract with the District.

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Franklin County judge orders striking teachers back to work next week
Franklin County judge orders striking teachers back to work next week (Townsquare media image)
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Franklin County Judge Orders Pasco Teachers Back to Work Sept. 8

Following the ruling, social media and news outlets showed chants and speeches by angry teachers outside the courthouse.

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Prosser Schools facing possible strike September 8th
Prosser Schools facing possible strike September 8th (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Mediation Requested to Help Settle Prosser Teacher Contract – Avoid Strike

Teachers and the Prosser School District had agreed to open school, and delay a potential strike until September 8th in an effort to give more time to reach a contract. But now, talks have broken off, and the District has requested mediation.

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Pasco Schools remain on strike
Pasco Schools remain on strike (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Pasco Strike Talks Continue, Hotline Published For School Updates

First, if you need to know if school will be in session Thursday or onward due to the teacher's strike, the number to call (after 7pm) is 509-416-7874. Negotiations continue with hopes of ending the strike.

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Spokane teachers ready to strike Friday
Spokane teachers ready to strike Friday (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Spokane Teachers Vote to Strike Friday If Deal Not Reached

Pasco isn't the only school district facing potential delays in the start of school.

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Pasco teachers will strike September 1st. if no agreement reached
Pasco teachers will strike September 1st. if no agreement reached (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco Teachers Approve Strike If No Agreement Reached

If an agreement is not reached in their contract dispute with the Pasco School District by September 1st, Pasco teachers Wednesday night approved a strike vote by a margin of 77%.

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Legislators trying to find way to fund I-1351
Legislators trying to find way to fund I-1351 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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I-1351 Standoff Still Keeping Legislators is In Olympia – Teachers Union Wants $2 Billion

It's often been said that politicians spend money like a drunken sailor. Now, it appears the Washington Education Association wants to do the same, and it's YOUR money.

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Teacher walkout
Teacher walkout (KNDU-TV)
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Teacher Walkouts Bring Marches Around Tri-Cities

At street corners and along various roads in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, red-shirted teachers and educators waved signs and marched to protest against what they say is a lack of funding in education by the state legislature. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)

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Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School)
Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School) (Kennewick School District)
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Some WA State Teacher Walkouts Illegal – What About Tri-Cities?

Thursday May 21st the Tri-City area schools will be silent, as over 80 percent (on average) of teachers voted to heed the advice of the teacher's union (WEA) and stage a one-day walkout.   Much has been said about the difference between a strike and a walk-out.  Are they still legal?

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Pasco schools announce walkout makeup day
Pasco schools announce walkout makeup day (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco Schools Announce Make-Up Day for 5-21 Teacher Walkout

Tuesday, the Pasco School District released details about the make-up day for students, due to the teacher walkout coming Thursday.

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