WASHINGTON STATE

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

The News Tribune
Washington’s public unions fight to retain influence in face of adverse court ruling

When Pam Kruse took over the Franklin Pierce Education Association, there were 56 school staffers who weren’t union members. Now there are 10.

That’s a signature accomplishment for Kruse, an energetic and charismatic leader who assumed the reins of the 535-member organization in 2011.