About 7,000 teachers on strike in Western Washington; 120,000 students affected
SEATTLE -- Nearly 7,000 teachers in 11 school districts were on strike Wednesday in Washington. Those districts are Tacoma, Puyallup, Tukwila, Tumwater, Centralia, Stanwood-Camano, Rainier, Evergreen, Washugal, Battle Ground and Longview. These teachers educate about 120,000 students. Late Wednesday, striking Washougal teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with their school district. Nearly 200 Washougal teachers have been on strike since Aug. 28. Teachers will meet Thursday to take a ratification vote on the pact.