2015 AFT Washington Convention

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Cris Rice and Christine Landon helping at the registration area
Merrilee Miron assisting a delegate
Mingling at the Friday afternoon reception
Friday evening dinner and program
Enjoying dinner and guests
Pierce Co. Central Labor Council President Patty Rose Brings Greetings
Friday's keynote speaker Sen. Pramila Jayapal
Convention Delegates Listening to Sen. Jayapal
Ross Rieder, Past President of WFT and outgoing AFT Washington Retiree Chapter
Executive Board Member and TFP member Janet Morgan with husband James Morgan performing
Susan Levy, Past WFT President and AFT Washington Retiree Chapter Member, Reminisces about Ross Rieder
Having a Good Laugh!
Lila Marz Harper, Lynne Dodson, Sen. Pramila Jayapal, and Merrilee Miron
Member Janet Morgan and husband James perform
Ross Addresses the Delegates
Nancy Kennedy Reads a Letter from Roger Carlstrom on Ross' Retirement
Bernal Baca Wins a Flower Arrangement Donated by Tacoma Federation of ParaEducators
President Karen Strickland Present Ross Rieder with an Award for His Contributions to the Labor History and Labor Movement
Standing Applause!
The Bylaws Committee meets before convention begins
Presenting the in's and out's at the New Delegate Orientation
President Karen Strickland welcomes delegates and calls convention to order. Seated are Ann McCartney (Parliamentarian), Karen Patjens (Secretary), and Barb Randall-Saleh (VP At Large)
President Karen Strickland delivers her State of the Union Address
Christine Smith-Klahn, Bates TC, gives committee report
AFT Western Regional Director Gerard Friesz (center), and AFT-Oregon Chief of Staff Janella James and President David Rives
Kevin Asman, South Puget Sound CC, speaks to a resolution on floor
Speaking to delegates about a resolution on the floor
Goodies donated to fundraising for the education scholarship
Representing delegation for her local
Speaking to a resolution on the floor
Another delegate speaking to the resolution
Union vendors talk to delegates about services, products
Convention business
Debating resolution on the floor
More debate
Kimberly McRae, AFT Seattle co-president, speaking to resolution on the floor
Speaking to resolution
Speaking to a resolution on the floor
Recipients/Locals who received awards for their work
Kevin Asman receives union stewardship award
Barb Randall-Saleh receives union stewardship award
Renton TC local president Gary Neill receiving a COPE award on behalf of his local for work to increase contributions
Simone Terrell announces her candidacy for VP of the Community and Technical Colleges Council
Lila Marz Harper, like other candidates, explains why she is running for VP At Large
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