1. Solidarity Bar-B-Que

2019 Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 2 from 11:30 am to 5 pm

Ft. Steilacoom Park – Picnic Pavilion 9200 Steilacoom Blvd SW 98498

  • Mouth-watering Barbecue Menu – expertly prepared and served by outstanding volunteers from WFSE 793. Come hungry there’ll be plenty of tempting picnic fare to fill your plate!
  • Children’s games and prizes
  • Visits from local elected officials and Labor-endorsed candidates
  • Table displays sponsored by Local Unions and community organizations
  • Families can enjoy the kids’ play area, sports fields, and dog park (so bring Fido, too!)


MORE Pierce County Central Labor Council 

Each year, PCCLC hosts a Political Action events. This year the meet and greet with endorsed candidates is on September 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm, IBEW HALL 3049 S 36th St # 101, Tacoma. Food and beer will be provided.

2. Endorsed Candidates

Your local may take action and endorse candidates that stand up for families, collective bargaining, and public education. Soundview Uniserv Council's WEA-PAC team took part in endorsement interviews in late spring. Candidates were rated on their responses to a written survey as well as their responses during their interview. The following are the endorsed candidates. 

To promote families and the working class, we take action in solidarity.

Clover Park

  • Taniesha Lyons
  • Kimi Ginn


  • Starlene Enfield
  • Melanie Stone

University Place

  • T'wina Nobles

Would you like to be more involved? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information from your WEA PAC Chair, Heather Yuckert. 

3. #PD4Educators

Soundview is expanding our professional and personal development for members.  Please take a look at the upcoming offerings. You will receive additional emails and Facebook postings to sign-up for the classes / workshops. 

2019 Westside Educators of Color Conference

Social & Emotional

  • There are three offerings in this series. Take one or all three. 

Leadership Training

  • Grievances
  • Managing Conflict / Mediation
  • Teaming

NBCT Leadership

  • There will be eight modules in this track that NBCTs will be invited to participate in.
  • A cadre will be offered by co-Chairs Desiree Sumers and Shasta Christiansen

WEA-Retired Workshop

Safety & Compassion Fatigue Series

  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Safety 

Family Planning

  • Paternity Leave
  • Postpartum Planning

ALL Member and Family Campout!

As part of our FUN campout, Soundview will provide childcare and professional development to those interested! Here are examples of possible offerings:

  • Implicit Bias
  • Working with Students
  • Classroom Management
  • Working in the Para and Teacher Team
  • ... and more!

4. Stay Updated

5: Pressing Issues

New health insurance for K-12 employees coming


SEBB logoThe Legislature has approved and funded a new health care system for K-12 school employees that begins in January 2020. The new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) program will replace the existing health insurance negotiated locally in each school district. That means all K-12 public school employees will have a new insurance plan beginning next year.

This map shows which insurance carriers are offering plans in which counties. This chart shows the health insurance plans offered by county, including out-of-pocket premiums. The Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) is insurance offered directly by the state, while Kaiser and Premera are private insurance companies. Plan options are based on where you live, except you may be able to choose from additional plans if your district straddles county lines or is in a county that borders Idaho or Oregon.