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Teachers pack board meeting over salary bargaining


Teachers applauding MEA President Dana Wiebe after she spoke during the public comment section of the May 14 Mukilteo School Board meeting. Teachers were elbow to elbow in the boardroom, and so many teachers attended the meeting that they were forced to stand in the hallway outside the room.

Roughly 300 teachers in the Mukilteo School District donned red shirts and stormed the district’s school board meeting on Monday, May 14, to protest the district’s decision to not reopen their Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Teachers filled the parking lot beforehand, and about 150 stayed and packed the meeting room, with teachers elbow to elbow along the walls. So many teachers attended that many weren’t able to get into the meeting room, and had to stand in the hallway. Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self also attended the board meeting in support of the teachers.

The teachers’ frustration...

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