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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Council’s Passage of Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council passed three pieces of legislation in a 9 – 0 vote that allows for the rezone and development of Fort Lawton into affordable housing, open space and active recreation: “The […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Reacts to WA L&I Overtime Rules

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement applauding proposed Overtime Rules announced by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, proposing to extend overtime protections to those making up to 2.5 times the state minimum wage: “Thank you to the Washington […]

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Council Passes Mandatory Housing Affordability Legislation

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on Mandatory Housing Affordability, or MHA, together with his colleagues voted today to approve a trio of bills as amended in Committee earlier this month.  Taken together, the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation links affordable housing to growth across Seattle by requiring new […]

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Mosqueda: President’s Budget ‘Woefully Out of Touch’ With Reality for Working Families

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), who is in Washington DC for meetings with the National League of Cities (NLC) National Housing Taskforce Members, with members of Congress, and with national thought leaders, issued the following statement from the nation’s capital in response to the release of President Trump’s budget earlier today: “The President’s budget […]

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Mosqueda Statement on Trump Administration’s Announcement Impacting Family Planning Providers

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the Washington State Attorney General’s plan to sue the Trump administration over the “gag rule” impacting family planning providers: “The Trump administration cannot silence us – we are shouting our objection […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Amazon Pulling Out of New York City Headquarters

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after Amazon canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City: “New York City officials, labor, and community came together to set their terms for partnership with one of the biggest and fast-growing […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Judge Blocking Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, and co-chair of the City’s Census Task Force issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census: “Today’s ruling sends a message to our immigrant communities […]

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City Council Honors 100 years of Labor History in Seattle

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), sponsored a proclamation read in Council Chambers today honoring the importance of labor unions and Seattle’s organized labor history. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, when more than 65,000 general workers stopped working for […]

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Mosqueda Statement of Support for Striking EMTs

‘It takes tremendous courage…We stand with you’ Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by members of Teamsters Local 763 who voted to approve a strike: “It takes tremendous courage, dedication and solidarity to go out […]

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Council Votes To Protect Workers from Harassment, Intimidation

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), together with her colleagues passed C.B. 119374 to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO) during the Full Council meeting earlier today.  The measure passed by a vote of 6-0 and Mosqueda issued the following statement in […]

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