Student services workers strike at The Evergreen State College

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Student services employees at The Evergreen State College in Olympia went on strike Tuesday after failing to reach an agreement with administrators regarding firing procedures and pay.

The 57 Evergreen employees, which include resident advisers, academic counselors and athletic coaches, were joined by a few hundred supporters from the state employees union, the Evergreen faculty union and on-campus student organizations. Together they formed picket lines at 12 locations on the Evergreen campus, said Tim Welch, spokesman for the Washington Federation of State Employees.

Demonstrators allowed cars to enter the campus Tuesday, though they slowed traffic and encouraged drivers to turn around and not cross the picket lines.

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