SEATTLE - Seattle teachers rallied again Wednesday in support of their ongoing contract negotiations and better pay.
Local teachers set Wednesday as the original deadline to reach a tentative contract with Seattle Public Schools. This has not happened yet, and negotiations are still in progress.
Groups also rallied last week on overpasses over I-5, waving signs and garnering support from passing motorists.
Teachers gathered from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. outside district headquarters. Negotiations are scheduled to resume at Noon on Thursday.
The union told KIRO 7 the issues they've been focused on are teacher pay, racial equity, career growth and student care.
Last year the 5,500 union members and the district narrowly averted a walkout by teachers after an almost 11 percent pay increase for teachers was approved.
More news from KIRO 7
- WSDOT awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project
- Dump truck crashes into Subway sandwich shop in Pioneer Square, several injured
- Man impersonating cop pulls over van full of detectives, police say
- Motorcyclist reached 145 mph during chase in Whatcom County, troopers say
- Do you have an investigative story tip? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2019 Cox Media Group.