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The momentum for a $15/hour minimum wage is clearly on our side. Recently, there were approximately 100 strikes and rallies of fast food workers across the country demanding a $15/hour minimum wage. As part of this effort, WA YELL is gearing up to work with unions and community organization to build on this momentum. The first action will be Keep Calm and Bar Hop for $15! on Thursday, March 13.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
Feb. 21, 2014 | Crosscut.com | Guest Opinion by Karen Strickland and Michael Boggess
If you or someone you know has taken a class at one of Washington's community and technical colleges, there is a 50-50 change that the instructor was a part-time faculty member. For decades, higher education institutions across the country have increasingly hired part-time, adjunct or contingent faculty to reach, primarily because of shrinking state funding. [full article]
Feb. 26, 2014 | Washington News Service | Chris Thomas, Producer