Washington State strike scheduled for August 29

Teacher union officials in this Washington district are calling a strike, and a few other choice concepts also. President-elect  Alan  Adams says, “They want to do what’s best for our kids and for our community,” and “It isn’t just about money, It’s about how we do our job.”  Adam Littman has the story in Columbian.com.   Anyone would get the impression Mr.  Adams believes it’s a teacher’s job to strike.

Members of the Ridgefield Education Association overwhelmingly voted to approve a strike Friday night.

At a general membership meeting at the Ridgefield Community Center, 97.8 percent of the 135 members present voted to approve the strike. That represents about 80 percent of the total union membership, according to the association’s bargaining team.