This week, both the House and Senate heard Governor Inslee’s budget in their relevant committees. Governor Inslee’s budget includes full funding for WPEA’s 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreements, and WPEA strongly supports this investment in our state’s public employees. Senate Ways and Means chair John Braun has called the state employee contracts “very expensive and unusual,” despite the fact that 99% of state employees are paid below market rate.
Do you support a 2% COLA for hardworking state employees? Your legislators need to hear from you. Find your legislator and call their office, or just call the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and tell your legislators to invest in Washington state employees and fully fund our contracts.