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Kennewick para educators rally for higher wages

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KENNEWICK: Educators across Washington Sate have been rallying for higher wages for a while now. Some districts have come to a decision, but others are still in the negotiation stage 

Today Kennewick para educators, cashiers and licensed nurse practitioners rally outside the Kennewick administration building for their third bargaining session this summer.

Para Educators we talked with today say paras are really the first-responders to the teachers, therefore, it's important that they're allocated for their hard work in the classroom too. 

"I am a 35 hour a week para, which is one of the higher hourly positions, and I make a gross of under $21,000 a year," said Physical Therapist Para Teresa Brown.

 Participants also rally for other school workers like cashiers to see an increase in their allotted hours worked.  Typically lunch cashiers are only allowed to work three hours of work a day; the hours between breakfast time and lunch time.

This is the third bargaining session so far, we will continue updating you when a decision is reached.

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