KEA Strike Leadership Meets To Reflect

About 30 KEA members  met at the WEA Offices on Nov 21 to debrief on the strike and plot the future for KEA and its members.  Strike picket captains and organizers, along with KEA’s elected leaders and WEA staff discussed the positive and negative experiences related to the strike.   Among the issues of concern raised at the meeting were the division in some buildings between members who chose to cross the picket line and those who did not, how to communicate better with the membership, how to avoid losing focus or momentum, and many other topics.  KEA’s leadership plans on moving forward with several ongoing grievances and arbitration hearings in the works, while the Bargaining Support and Organization Team will work on several goals, including improving communications with members, providing useful services to members, improving KEA’s profile in the community, and continuing to monitor the KSD School Board.

The Bargaining Support and Organization Team meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-6 pm at the KEA offices.  We encourage all members who want to make a difference in improving education in Kent to attend.


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One Response to “KEA Strike Leadership Meets To Reflect”

  1. theresa Says:

    The Community Outreach Committee is looking for members. Commitment requires one day a month or so. In December, we have collected signatures for support signs that were distributed to our law enforcement brothers and sisters at in our area- at police headquarters for Kent and Covington, and the King County Sheriffs. We recently collected hats, gloves, and scarves, oh my! These will be distributed at BirchCreek Community Center and the Lucy Lopez House to needy families. Kent teachers make a difference in our community! And we need your help! Come to a special meeting of the BSOT on Tuesday, January 19 at the KSD headquarters. Meetings are regularly held from 4-6 pm on the first Tuesday of each month.

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