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.