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One voice can be powerful. Collectively, our voices are nearly unstoppable. Together, we create a strong and credible voice in debates to advance legislation and policies that benefit our students, public schools, and school employees. WEA members led the way on reducing class sizes, ensuring full funding for public education, and improving compensation and benefits for public school employees.

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  • 2022 Legislative Priorities

    Washington’s educators are rising to the challenge of meeting our students’ needs from early learning to higher education with creativity, flexibility, and dedication, regardless of what the pandemic brings.  But now the more than 18 months of adaptation are taking a toll on our school and college communities, laying bare inequities and resource gaps that we have an urgent and unique opportunity to address. 

    Our students are arriving in classrooms with more acute mental, physical, and social-emotional health needs.  We have implemented new supports and new flexibility for students that begin to address the pandemic challenges; it’s time to bolster those innovations and recognize the permanent need for those, and more.

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  • McCleary & School Funding

    The state Supreme Court ruled in June 2018 that the state is finally in compliance with the court's 2012 McCleary decision. Because of McCleary, state funding for K-12 basic education has increased by billions of dollars, including billions for competitive and professional educator compensation. In 2016-18, WEA members in school districts across the state negotiated historic pay increases for both certificated and classified education support professionals.
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    WEA-PAC is the Washington Education Association political action committee. Our mission is to recommend and elect pro-public education, pro-labor candidates to office. 
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  • Anti-Union Groups

    Did an anti-union group email you or send you a mailer lately? Here are the facts behind these groups and their attacks on public education and our freedom to negotiate fair pay.

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