Urgent Action Needed: The WA Senate wants to Balance the Budget on your Back
Please act on this before 4:00 PM today.
There is a Senate bill passing through the Washington Senate that, if enacted, would require us to take 12 furlough days each year for the next 2 years AND remove the last 3% COLA we received AND provide no COLA for the next 2 years. Obviously, this would be devastating and result in a roughly 10% pay cut for all faculty. WEA among others will be testifying against this bill today.
I NEED you to take one small action TODAY to help stop this bill. I’m asking you to sign in as “CON” on BS 5323. It is really easy, it will take less time than you spent reading this so far. Be sure to USE YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER to do this:
Go to the Washington State Legislature Home page – https://leg.wa.gov/
On the right hand of the page in green boxes click on the “Participation in Committee Hearing” you are not participatingbut it is how you get there.
Next Click on “REGISTER TO TESTIFY REMOTELY” you won’t need to testify just trust me here.
Next click on Senate
Next click on COMMITTEE HEARING – SELECT WAYS & MEANS then click MEETING – SELECT THURSDAY 28TH 4 PM
Next scroll down click on SB 5323 and then scroll down and click I WOULD LIKE MY POSITION NOTED FOR THE LEGISLATIVE RECORD
Up will pop a page with name information, but first click on POSITION – PRO OR CON YOU SELECT CON
Then you have to fill all your information you can use your college or home but must give email address.
Prove you are not a ROBOT and then you will select the “Done” button.
That’s it! THANK YOU