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Councilmember Herbold statement on passage of hiring incentives for police officers 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle) released the following statement following the Council passing CB 120389:  “Cities across the country face police officer attrition,” said Councilmember Herbold. “These hiring incentives will allow SPD to use funds already in its budget to compete for well-qualified officers and achieve our hiring goals. We […]

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Letter From Tricia Schroeder, President of SEIU Local 925, to MightyKidz Bosses, Demanding Reinstatement of Ten Unjustly Fired Workers and Union Recognition

Friday, August 12, 2022 Greetings Kyla and Jeff Liboon: As President of SEIU Local 925, our state’s largest childcare union, I am appalled by your recent firing of a group of early learning teachers who approached you about their intentions to form a union.  The teachers at MightyKidz are actively engaged in organizing their union […]

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My Letter to Seattle-Area Elected Representatives on MightyKidz Struggle

Thursday August 11, 2022 Dear Seattle-area elected representatives, I am writing to urge you to publicly support the teachers at the MightyKidz Childcare Center in Magnolia. The teachers are fighting for a union, and for better wages and working conditions. They courageously went on strike earlier this week. Rather than address the teachers’ concerns, the […]

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My Letter to Seattle Labor Leaders on MightyKidz Struggle

Thursday August 11, 2022 Dear elected leaders in Seattle’s labor movement, I am writing to urge you to stand publicly in solidarity with the teachers at the MightyKidz Childcare Center in Magnolia. The teachers are fighting for a union, and for better wages and working conditions. They courageously went on strike earlier this week. Rather […]

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West Seattle Bridge Expected to Open on September 18th; 8/9 Public Safety and Human Services Committee; SPD Before the Badge Website; Firefighter Graduation & Reports of Attacks; August 18 Seattle University SW Precinct Community-Police Dialogue; Local Progress; WRIA 9 Site Visit to Duwamish River Park; Canceled Office Hours

West Seattle Bridge Expected to Open on September 18th Since the West Seattle Bridge was closed, all of West Seattle, South Park and Georgetown have had the bridge reopening top of mind. Yesterday we received good news: SDOT announced that the West Seattle Bridge is expected to be opened to traffic on Sunday, September 18th. […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen Celebrate Hearing Examiner’s Tree Protection Ordinance Decision    

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) issued the following statements after the Hearing Examiner for the City of Seattle affirmed the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)’s decision to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance for the proposed tree protection ordinance. The Hearing Examiner’s decision removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of […]

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My letter to the bosses of MightyKidz childcare center, demanding immediate reinstatement of all teachers unjustly fired for union organizing!

August 10, 2022 To MightyKidz Director of Operations Kristin Brown and owners Kyla and Jeff Liboon: I am shocked and outraged to hear of your recent mass firing of at least 10 teachers at MightyKidz, in response to their efforts to unionize and improve conditions for themselves and the children they teach. These firings are […]

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Councilmember Nelson introduces legislation to create Film Commission, bring the film & TV industry back to Seattle 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9, Citywide) held a briefing this morning on new legislation she’s sponsoring to create the Seattle Film Commission. The commission would advise city leaders on the development of policies and programs to bring the film/TV industry back to Seattle.   How the Commission Will Work  Building off momentum […]

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Council Passes Councilmembers Morales’ and Herbold’s Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle 

Seattle, WA – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle.   The first, Council Bill (CB) 120374, is an […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces Two Additional Public Opportunities to Provide Feedback for the Seattle Park District 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced two additional town hall meetings today for the Seattle Metropolitan Park District renewal process. The Park District is a supplemental funding source for Seattle parks that Councilmembers will vote to renew in their capacity […]

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