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Still A Stalemate For Seattle Teachers

Sep 14, 2015
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Still no school Tuesday  for students in Seattle Public Schools.

The district has canceled classes for a fifth day due to the teachers' strike.

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  One of the people paying close attention to the Seattle strike is Elaine Hanson.

“Oh, my heart goes out to them,” she said.

She’s retired now. But in September 2003, Hanson was president of the Marysville Education Association when 98 percent of teachers voted to go on strike. She says there were a lot of reasons.

“Probably the biggest one is they were going to cut our pay,” Hanson said.

While school was canceled for the second day in Seattle, a teachers’ strike in Pasco, Washington, is stretching into its second week.

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What was supposed to be the first day of school in Seattle has turned into the first day of a strike.

This is the first time in thirty years that Seattle public school employees have walked out.