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Councilmember Sawant Stands with Weyerhaeuser Workers on Strike for a Strong Contract — Escalate the Fight for Affordable Healthcare, Inflation-Adjusted Wages, Retirement Benefits, and Paid Time Off!

Press Release — Thursday, September 29, 2022 “Workers must stand together on the basis that ‘an injury to one is an injury to all’ — a slogan that has been used in Pacific Northwest lumber strikes going back more than a century. The labor movement must do everything possible to stand with Weyerhaeuser workers and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Stands with Rail Workers Fighting for a Strong Contract with Paid Sick Days, Full Staffing, Affordable Healthcare, and Inflation-Adjusted Wages

“The railroad workers are fighting for all of us — for every worker who is forced to do without paid sick leave and is unable to take care of themselves or loved ones without being subject to cruel threats from their employers. That’s why it is crucial that the entire labor movement stand with railroad […]

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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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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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In Your Own Words: Community Members Speak in Support of Making Seattle an Abortion Rights Sanctuary City!

Below are answers we received from working people and community members who signed Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s petition to make Seattle an abortion rights sanctuary city! Sign the petition now: https://forms.gle/ijiBv87ovbmCcKZ56 In your own words, why should Seattle be an abortion rights sanctuary city and also fund free abortions for all Seattle residents and anyone fleeing […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Abortion Rights Sanctuary City Legislation

June 24, 2022 Councilmember Sawant & Community Supporters Will Introduce Abortion Rights Sanctuary City Legislation, Urge WA State Legislature to Also Act “We must make Seattle a sanctuary for pregnant people and their doctors and other care providers facing persecution for getting and performing abortions. Let anyone threatened by draconian anti-abortion laws come to Seattle […]

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My Speech at the May 3rd, 2022 Rally to Defend Roe V. Wade

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022 Sisters, brothers, siblings We are facing the single biggest attack on women and reproductive rights in most of our lifetimes And this right-wing supreme court has also given every indication that if they succeed, if we allow them to succeed, in eliminating Roe V Wade, they plan to carry out draconian […]

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Strike Report! Marysville, WA Starbucks Workers Shut Down Store in Successful 3-Day Strike

Bia Lacombe, Community Organizer in the Office of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant “There should be a national walkout day, where no Starbucks is open.” This past weekend, unionizing workers at a Starbucks store in Marysville, WA went on strike for three consecutive days, forcing management to shut down the store! As they picketed outside […]

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