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Art Workers Union members deserve the community’s full support and solidarity as they begin bargaining today with Frye Art Museum management

Today (July 29), as the newly-formed Art Workers Union begins bargaining with Frye management for a first union contract, I issued this public statement: “As a member of the local teachers union, City Councilmember and elected representative of Seattle’s working people, and member of Socialist Alternative, I congratulate the Frye Art Museum security guards on […]

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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Appeals Court Decision on ‘Tax the Rich’ Legislation

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement today in response to the State Court of Appeals ruling on Seattle’s Tax the Rich (income tax) legislation – Ordinance 125339 – sponsored by Councilmembers Sawant and Herbold, which passed unanimously by City Council in 2017: “Yesterday’s court ruling on our ‘Tax the Rich’ […]

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My letter standing with Crosscut and KTCS workers in their efforts to form a union

I sent the following letter on Tuesday July 9th, 2019 urging the CEO of Cascade Public media urging him to recognize the decision to form a union by the workers at Crosscut and KTCS. Dear Robert Dunlop, CEO Cascade Public Media: As a Seattle City Councilmember and an elected representative of the city’s working people, […]

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Councilmember Sawant Urges Management to Recognize Crosscut Union

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) shared excerpts from an open letter addressed to the CEO of Cascade Public Media, underscoring her support of Crosscut and PBS KCTS 9 journalists and employees efforts to form a union, and urging management to voluntarily recognize the union.   Sawant, after having successfully supported other unionization efforts […]

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My letter to Cadence Real Estate, urging them to accept the demands of the tenants of the Chateau Apartments

To Cadence Real Estate, Chris Garvin, Barret Johnston, John Garvin:  I am writing to again urge you to transfer the building-based section 8 subsidies to  another building in the Central District, to allow your tenants to remain in their  communities when you demolish their homes.   My office has done outreach and found a not-for-profit affordable […]

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Sawant, Tenants Announce Skyway Victory and Improvements to Seattle Just Cause Ordinance

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights committee, announced today that Skyway tenants facing impending eviction due to absence of Just Cause protections in unincorporated King County have won a huge victory, as the landlord has rescinded the eviction notices.  She also announced that […]

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Our Letter with the Community Demanding End of No-Cause Evictions

Thursday, June 27, 2019  Dear Steve and Beau Harer, Glenn and Debra Koehler, and Detente Management;  We are writing to urge you to immediately renew the leases of Mergitu Argo, Mouhamed Tall, Modou Ndiaye, and Lenh Vong. You recently served the four of them with 20-day notice to terminate their tenancy, with no cause or […]

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Sawant Expresses ‘Deep Disappointment’ With School District Decision to Terminate Partnership with Native Education Organization

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) joined community members at the June 26 Seattle Public Schools board meeting, where they expressed their disagreement with Seattle Public Schools quietly dissolving a partnership agreement and a memorandum of understanding between the district and the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA), which would have secured the Robert Eagle […]

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Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s Statement in Support of Seattle Hotel Workers

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement in support of Seattle’s hotel workers, as the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee will discuss four pieces of legislation today to extend protections to hotel workers. “Congratulations to Seattle hotel workers and their union UNITE HERE 8 for today’s legislation, protecting hotel […]

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My letter to Seattle Public Schools urging them to fully fund Native programming in our Public Schools

Dear Superintendent Juneau, Director Halfaker, Chief Academic Officer DeBacker, Executive Director Starosky, Director Bush, Senior Assistant General Counsel Boy, and School Board Members, I am writing to urge you to reestablish the partnership agreement and the MOA with the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) to secure Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (RES) building facility for […]

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