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TEACHERS: Furloughs, not pay cuts

Letter by Teresa Weydert, Tacoma on April 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 97 Comments »
April 14, 2011 2:31 pm

Re: “Teacher wages, bonuses on block” (TNT, 4-14).

I am willing to do my part, but an outright pay cut? Really? So I still continue to work the same amount of hours but at 3 percent less pay?

State workers have their 3 percent reduction through furloughs. I would rather take the furlough.

Let’s quit doing everything on the backs of the teachers (pay cuts, wage freezes, larger class sizes). If I’m not going to get the pay, I’d rather have the day off. Perhaps the furlough days can be scheduled for the fall and I can go work at the fair!

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