Seattle teachers rallied along I-5 Wednesday morning, asking for support in negotiating better contracts this school year.
The contracts are initially due in one week. The teachers used the visibility of a spot over I-5 to grab attention from people traveling in and out of Seattle.
Members from the Seattle Education Association, otherwise known as the Seattle Teacher's Union gathered at overpasses in Northgate and Albro.
The union said it and Seattle Public Schools have been negotiating since May.
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.
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