Sunday, September 07, 2003

We've got company now

The Lake Stevens school distict, just to the southeast of Marysville, has also voted to strike, beginning tomorrow. Unlike us, they actually started school last week, in the hopes that an agreement could be reached. But tonight, the LSEA voted against their contract with an eighty percent majority. And it sounds like their school board was trying some of the same tactics that Marysville is using. The teachers' bargaining team was told that they could not see the district's proposal unless they agreed to announce that there was a tentative agreement. Excuse me? How can there be an agreement under that kind of blackmail? Ah, well. I just wanted to let our brothers and sisters in Lake Stevens know, we're with them!

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