Friday, January 18, 2019
Throughout our grievance process over the cost-of-living adjustment denied to classified staff in Issaquah, the District kept refusing to help us reach a deal. Then we voted by 94% to authorize a strike, and surprise! The District suddenly reached out and is willing to talk about mediation.
Our joint Strike Committee with PSE had its first meeting last night. The Committee voted unanimously to set a strike deadline of Tuesday, January 29th. We’ll pursue mediation, but will move ahead with strike plans.
PSE and SEIU 925 members will take to the picket lines on January 29 and will not return to work until there is a mutually agreeable resolution with the District.