Teachers, community members and others rallied Aug. 24 ahead of a bargaining session. Photo by Kayse Angel

Teachers, community members and others rallied Aug. 24 ahead of a bargaining session. Photo by Kayse Angel

Teacher association calls for strike

The strike is scheduled for Sept. 5, which is also the first day of school.

The Tukwila Education Association (TEA) bargaining team announced Aug. 30 a teacher strike effective Wednesday, Sept. 5 — which is scheduled to be the first day of school.

In mid August the TEA general membership by 98 percent approved a measure allowing the bargaining team to call a strike it there was no tentative agreement by Aug. 27, a release from the association said.

The most recent bargaining date was Aug. 29. Despite negotiations lasting four hours, the release stated no tentative agreement was met.

The next bargaining date is also scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing situation and stories will be updated as more information becomes available.

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