Here are the major issues in Seattle taken right from the Seattle Education Association website:
While negotiations began in May, major unresolved issues haven’t changed, and the Seattle School Board has failed to offer acceptable proposals on these priorities:
There must be something in the water in the northwest as the teachers in Pasco, Washington are also on strike. They are defying a court order to return to work leading to fines each day.
Here in NY we hear over and over how we can't go on strike because the Taylor Law would force us to be fined.
Wouldn't it be nice to work in a school system where teachers and our union were not afraid of engaging in a job action if necessary?