Before going into negotiations with the union special interest group, the Issaquah School Board evaluated results of a Parent Teacher Student Association "Community Values Survey." Knowing the service levels desired by nearly 1,000 parents will help district leaders focus on community interests...Read more here
Unions representing public sector employees in Washington have no obligation to report how they spend funds forcibly collected from workers, even though private sector unions have had to file public financial reports for 55 years.
The Mukilteo School Board spends half the levy on enhancements to employee wages, almost entirely for no additional services to students. Upcoming union contract-required raises could explain the higher levy request.
Half the households in Yakima have an income below $40,516 per year, yet many city employees are paid more — much more — than the residents they serve. A total of 242 city employees in Yakima earned over $100,000 per year in wages and benefits. In fact, the average total compensation...Read more here