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Teachers end strike at Vancouver’s Evergreen Public Schools

BY: - September 11, 2023

Around 23,000 public school students in the Vancouver area are heading back to classrooms on Monday after their teachers voted to ratify a new labor contract.  Teachers at Evergreen Public Schools went on strike Aug. 30, the first day of scheduled classes for the school year, and were on strike for seven school days. Classes […]

Camas teachers vote to end strike

BY: - September 7, 2023

About 450 teachers on strike in the Vancouver area will soon return to classrooms after voting to approve a tentative agreement with Camas School District. As part of the deal, the district agreed to increase teacher wages by 13% over the next two years, reduce class sizes and establish a resource fund for libraries, physical […]

Lawmakers react to southwest Washington teacher strikes

BY: - September 7, 2023

About 2,000 teachers across Vancouver-area school districts began the school year on strike.  State lawmakers wish this wasn’t the case.  Republican Sen. Lynda Wilson of Vancouver pointed out that teacher strikes in Washington are illegal, which is true — although there aren’t really any penalties. Mercer Island Democrat Sen. Lisa Wellman, who chairs the chamber’s […]

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One of the educators on strike in southwest Washington is a state lawmaker

BY: - August 31, 2023

It’s a familiar sight: a Democratic lawmaker walks a picket line, champions labor rights and meets with workers on strike.  But it’s not often a state representative participates in a walkout because they’re one of those workers.  Enter Rep. Monica Stonier, a Vancouver Democrat.  Stonier is an instructional coach, providing professional development training to teachers […]

A group of teachers wearing red shirts walking alongside a road with strike signs.

Classes delayed for 30,000 students as more teachers strike in southwest Washington

BY: - August 30, 2023

Special education teacher Angie Latange is one of 1,500 educators at Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver on strike Wednesday. It’s not her first time on strike: Evergreen educators also picketed in 2018. But this strike, Latange said, feels different.  “The energy is higher,” Latange said. “Last time, it was more…salary-based. This time, it’s absolutely not […]

Teachers strike in southwest Washington delays school year for thousands of students

BY: - August 28, 2023

The start of the school year was delayed on Monday for about 7,000 students in Camas, Washington after 450 teachers in the district went on strike.  This is the first time the teachers’ union has ever gone on strike in the district, which is located along the Columbia River, just east of Vancouver, Washington. The […]