CCAHE, the Clark College faculty union, and the WPEA, the Clark College staff union, is shouting out a loud and proud THANK YOU to our SWWCLC brothers and sisters for your help staving off cuts to three of our essential Clark employees.
Yes, the cuts to Clark College employees from the CCAHE and the WPEA bargaining units are off the table! We attribute these wins to multiple actions that were taken by the faculty and staff unions which included a great deal of help from our SWWCLC affiliates - Thank you!
Another variable was the work we did in Olympia lobbying for our state COLA to be fully funded. Thank you to all those who wrote emails to legislators and testified and rallied in Olympia to fully fund our state's community and technical colleges.
Of course, Clark management in typical fashion argues that our efforts were an overreaction and that we should have waited for final decisions.
And of course, this is nonsense. We fight when we see them coming, not after our members have been harmed.
We cannot thank you enough, SWWCLC. Your support was and continues to be invaluable. You helped save jobs and critical services for our students, many of whom are first generation and/or from historically marginalized communities.