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Press Release: Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% Of Construction Worker Parking Costs, Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council

Wednesday, October 12th, 2021 NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% Of Construction Worker Parking Costs,  Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council  Sawant congratulates union carpenters for ‘raising the prominence of the […]

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Voices of Construction Workers Demanding Fully Paid Parking –

Logan Swan – Ironworkers Local 86 My union already has paid parking in our contract, but legislation like this takes it off the negotiating table so we can focus on improved pay and benefits. All unions should support initiatives like this, that benefit all workers, because a rising tide lifts all boats and this will […]

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Join the fight for a People’s Budget that funds working people, not big business and the billionaires!

Below is a list of proposed amendments to next year’s Seattle City budget from the People’s Budget 2021 campaign. Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s office sent this list to the Democratic Party Councilmembers on the City Council, urging them to join us and the People’s Budget 2021 campaign to push for the maximum possible progressive gains for […]

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Solidarity with Striking Union Carpenters!

Tuesday September 21, 2021 Dear Executive Secretary Treasurer Shapiro and elected officers of the Western Washington Carpenters Union, I am writing to you in solidarity with the courageous strike action taken by union carpenters in their struggle for a fair contract, demanding fully-paid parking, fully-funded benefits, family-supporting wages, improved protections against harassment, and a three-year […]

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Thank You! From Union Carpenters

Sister Kshama Sawant, As rank and file Western Washington Union Carpenters currently on strike for a fair contract, we appreciate the solidarity you have publicly expressed with us through your first letter on September 6 and another on September 17. We especially value a union sister elected representative standing steadfastly with us, even in the […]

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My Reply to August Richardson of Hilton Hotels Regarding Levy Family Situation | August 6, 2021

Mr. August Richardson, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton, Thank you for your quick response to my letter. After I sent my letter to you, nearly 300 working people also wrote to you in solidarity with David and Lakesha Levy, urging the Hilton to cancel the Levy family’s Covid rental debt. I really appreciate […]

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My Letter to Homewood Suites Management Regarding Levy Family Situation | August 6, 2021

Friday August 6, 2021 Mr. August Richardson, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton and Ms. Gillian Potts, Finance Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton: I am writing out of concern for David and Lakesha Levy, Seattle residents who contacted my City Council office about their dire housing situation. I urge your hotel to cancel […]

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Join us Sept. 18 for the Rent Control Now! Rally to demand strong rent control without corporate loopholes!

Join us September 18th at 4:00PM at Cal Anderson Park to keep fighting to put working-class renters, who make up the majority in Seattle, before corporate landlord profits. It’s time to fight to win a universal rent control policy without corporate loopholes, and to cancel all rental, mortgage, and utility debt for ordinary people who […]

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Fight for a Renters’ Bill of Rights!

Check out the many victories renters have won in Seattle alongside our socialist Council office through a fighting, movement-building approach, as well as our upcoming legislation in the fight for a full Renters’ Bill of Rights! Join the fight for ren…

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Seattle heat wave: Billionaires have brought the Earth’s climate to the brink of collapse; To win a livable world for humanity and nature, working people need to build militant, mass movements to fight back!

The dangerously hot temperatures for the coming days in Seattle once again raise the specter of a summer of risks to human health, worsening of the ongoing droughts statewide, and devastating wildfires. The cruelty of the political status quo under capitalism becomes extremely clear in the face of climate crises — there are estimated to […]

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