Sign the Petition To Support the Needs of Education Workers and Students

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February 3, 2022

AFT Washington is asking for members to sign a petition to support the needs of education workers and students during the ongoing pandemic.  The petition is directed to the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives and calls on legislators to take the following actions.

  • Ensure that education workers can afford to live in the communities they teach in by increasing COLAs in 2022 and supporting faculty pay parity in the 2023 Legislative Session;
  • Support student enrollment by providing robust student wraparound services, including mental health counseling, food assistance, childcare, and accessible transportation for undocumented students;
  • Offer two years of tuition-free higher education so that every student has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of socio-economic status;
  • Lower the barriers on Public Student Loan Forgiveness for contingent/part-time faculty and increase the full-time to part-time ratio to retain quality educators to support student success;
  • Prioritize hiring, supporting, and retaining faculty of color who represent the students they teach and reflect this in the college’s equity agendas.

If you support these proposals, please sign this petition at the link provided.