Fall. The time of year when football returns, pumpkin spice everything pops up, and Washington teachers strike.


These strikes, which are illegal, have become so commonplace they are almost expected. 

Of all the public sector unions, why is it only teachers who strike? Other public sector unions continue to work while contract negotiations drag on, sometimes for years.

We can support teachers and expect them to do their jobs. If education is truly a “paramount duty” in our state, these strikes must end. 

If elected I will intervene in or initiate actions to force teachers to return to the classrooms while negotiations continue. 

I wonder if Bob “treat children with a little bit of humanity” Ferguson will step up and force teachers back to work? You know, “For the children!”