Starting this week, you can catch Shift WA’s “outrage of the day” on KVI 570’s Commute with Carlson every day at 6:30 am until Election Day. Today, Shift presented John Carlson’s listeners with the most recent example of a union rushing to place itself first in line for state funds at the expense of fully funding education.
The Service Employee International Union (SEIU) 775, like the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and the Washington Education Association (WEA), is working to hand the State Senate back to Democrats. Of course, if these unions succeed in doing so, they can expect major paybacks—again, at the expense of our kid’s futures. The question is, which union will be first in line to receive funding?
SEIU 775’s mailer supporting the election bid of Democrat Rich Cowan—who is seeking to take down Sen. Michael Baumgartner in the 6th Legislative District—grants insight to the union’s push to place itself first in line for those paybacks. The mailer reads, “Elect legislators who will support us in the next state budget.” The union goes on to promise that Cowan will support a new contract that includes raises every six months and average pay of nearly $15 per hour. Of course, Democrats like Cowan will support state funding of SEIU 775’s generous new contract in the midst of the Legislature working to meet the McCleary Decision to fully fund K-12 education.
It has become quite apparent, from the funding demands of the WFSE, WEA, and SEIU 775 and the Democrats’ willingness to meet said demands, that the left has no plans to put Washington’s kids first during the next budget cycle.
You can view SEIU’s mailer below.