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Edmonds CC faculty picketing for pay raises

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Last updated 12/12/2019 at 8:46am

Gabriella McIntosh

Melissa Hope, EdCC math teacher, uses the subject she knows best to explain the pay inequities.

Faculty at Edmonds Community College have been gathering weekly at the school's entrance, clad in bright red shirts and hoisting signs protesting what they say are unfair wages.

Dec. 10 was the last picket of the year, but Karen Fenner, a full-time instructor at the Lynnwood college, said they will pick up in the new year.

"Other actions will likely be planned," she said, adding that mediation dates are rescheduled to begin in January.

"There was zero progress in last Wednesday's bargaining session. Although we presented a comprehensive compensation proposal, we received a collective 'no' t...

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