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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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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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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due to absence of Just Cause protections in unincorporated King County have won a huge victory, as the landlord has rescinded the eviction notices.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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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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Councilmember Kshama Sawant statement on Frye Art Museum workers’ union election victory

On Tuesday Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in response to the Art Workers Union members at the Frye Art Museum who won their union representation election, which was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. The vote was unanimous for the union, which includes 13 Frye security guards. “As […]

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As Strike Looms, Sawant Calls on Durkan to Bring All Emergency Medical Services In-House

Declares intent to join picket line Friday, demands end to ‘contracting out our safety net’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) shared excerpts from an open letter addressed to Mayor and Council underscoring her support of Seattle-area emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who plan to strike beginning December 21, and her intention to join their […]

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Sawant Statement in Solidarity with Strike Call by ‘Talented, Self-sacrificing’ EMTs

Points Out ‘City Establishment’s ‘callous indifference’’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) shared an open letter addressed to Mayor Jenny Durkan following the announcement by Seattle-area emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who plan to strike beginning December 21. Excerpts from Sawant’s letter, directed to Mayor Jenny Durkan, include: “…Your administration recently granted a monopoly contract […]

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Councilmember Sawant’s Statement Regarding ‘No’ Vote on City Council Budget

Celebrates Victories of the People’s Budget Movement   Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on the budget passed by the City Council, while also celebrating the victories of the People’s Budget movement and committing to keep fighting to fund high quality permanently affordable social housing: “Every year, […]

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Councilmember Sawant Announces She Will Vote Against Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement in opposition to the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) contract, saying it would roll back hard-won, and still all-too-limited, police accountability measures passed last year. The SPOG agreement is scheduled to come before the City Council for a vote this afternoon. In announcing her […]

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