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VICTORY! Rainier Court Tenants Organize & Force Landlord, SEED, to Rescind Exploitative Rent Increases for Nearly 600 Low-Income Tenants, Mostly Seniors!

Rally & March TODAY, Friday, at 1pm Celebrate Enormous Victory Forcing SEED to Rescind Rent Increases for Nearly 600 Tenants Demand SEED Fix Code Violations, Refund All Rent Increases, & Publicly Promise No Rent Increases Through 2022   A landlord being forced to rescind exploitative rent increases is a huge victory, and happens only when tenants […]

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Sawant: “Rainier Court Tenant Organizing Forces Landlord, SEED, to Rescind Rent Increases in 1 of 4 Buildings” Tenants & Supporters Will March with Sawant to SEED Offices Friday to Get Demands Met in FULL for ALL Tenants

‘A landlord being forced to rescind exploitative rent increases is a huge victory, and happens only when tenants get organized with a fighting strategy and community solidarity. But we cannot be complacent. NOW is the time to keep the pressure up to win our demands in FULL for ALL tenants. Rainier Court tenants together with […]

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Email to Elected Officials about Letter to SEED and COAST for Rainier Court Tenants

October 28, 2021 Dear Councilmember Morales,  Dear Councilmember Zahilay, Dear Representative Harris-Talley, Dear Senator Saldaña, Please join me in signing a letter demanding justice for Rainier Court tenants. As I mentioned at the City Council briefing on Monday, my office, Be:Seattle, and the Tenants Union stood with Rainier Court Tenants at a rally Wednesday of […]

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Sawant Credits ‘Our Fighting Grassroots 15 Now Movement and Union Members’ As City Minimum Wage Rises To $17.27/Hour

‘This is welcome news to tens of thousands of workers, but we are not resting one bit. We are building a struggle to win strong rent control and an increase in the Amazon tax to fund affordable housing and the Green New Deal’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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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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Sawant Congratulates Renter Organizing for Winning Bills Requiring Landlords to Provide 6 Months’ Notice for Any Rent Increases, Plus Relocation Assistance

‘By getting organized, renters, union members, socialists are pushing back against the corporate landlord agenda and making huge strides in winning a full Renters Bill of Rights’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, congratulated rank-and-file renters, union members, and socialists on two major legislative victories […]

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Sawant Announces Legislation to Back Striking Union Carpenters, All Construction Workers

Bills will require construction contractors to fully pay for workers’ parking costs, strengthen enforcement and penalties for wage theft, and restore right to strike Union members, Sawant organizing Saturday rally to support strikers Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), standing alongside dozens of striking union carpenters and other workers, this morning unveiled three legislative proposals […]

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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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