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Sawant Hails Tenants’ Win: Fighting Displacement & Securing Affordable Housing in Central District

“Residents of the Chateau Apartments & the tenants’ movement strike blow against gentrification, displacement” SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renter Rights Committee, announced today that tenants her office has been working with at the Chateau Building have achieved a breakthrough victory in […]

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Councilmember Sawant Urges City and State Public Schools Excuse Students from Classes

Following Unanimous Seattle City Council Vote on Resolution Supporting 9/20 Youth Global Climate Strike SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights committee, issued the following statement today after the unanimous vote by the Seattle City Council on her Resolution 31907, “in support of […]

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Sawant Urges Community: Stand with 13-Year-Old Arrested at Peaceful Climate Demonstration, Join Us Friday

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights, shared her open letter written in response to the arrest of a 13-year-old middle school student and climate justice activist last Friday during a demonstration outside Seattle City Hall, and directed to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Newly-Formed Art Workers Union at Frye Art Museum Begin Bargaining Today, Calls for Community Support

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights committee, issued the following statement as the newly-formed Art Workers Union engaged in its first bargaining session, on July 29, with Frye management for a union contract: “As a member of the local teachers union, City Councilmember […]

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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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