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The courageous Art Workers Union members deserve our full support as they bargain against a hostile management at the Frye Art Museum

Since they first started organizing the Art Workers Union earlier this year, the security guards at the Frye Art Museum have endured sharp resistance from management. On Aug. 5, I told museum CEO Joseph Frye it’s time for him to negotiate a just union contract without further delay. My letter is here and below: Mr. […]


Solidarity with Workers’ Occupation of Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, Northern Ireland Bring the Shipyard into Democratic Public Ownership!

On behalf of working people in Seattle and the United States, we salute the workers courageously occupying the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and send you our full solidarity and support.  We support the members of Unite and GMB trade unions that started the occupation last week, to defend their jobs and […]


Bus Commutes on 1st Avenue // Center City Streetcar, $9 Million Proposal

Bus Commutes on 1st Avenue West Seattle bus riders are facing unacceptably long wait times on 1st Avenue to get back home in the evening. Earlier this week my office sent a request to SDOT Director Zimbabwe to examine options to speed up traffic. The email that I sent to constituents earlier this week requested […]


Councilmembers Pacheco, O’Brien Respond to Community Requests to Update Environmental Review Policies

Councilmember Abel Pacheco (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) plan to introduce legislation that would align Seattle’s environmental review process with recent changes made to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and better focus the process on its original intent of protecting the environment. The legislation, Council Bill 119600, […]


Close the NW Detention Center – Solidarity with Immigrant Children & Families in Concentration Camps along US-Mexico Border

On August 1, I joined hundreds of protesters outside the ICE headquarters in Seattle, demanding an end to the detention and inhumane treatment of immigrant families and children along the US-Mexico border and calling on the Washington State Legislature to ban private immigration detention centers, including the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, which is the […]


Councilmember Mosqueda Congratulates New House Leader Rep. Jinkins

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the election of Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma as Speaker of the House: “Congratulations to Washington’s first female House speaker, Laurie Jinkins. Today’s news comes in a time of unprecedented numbers of women […]


Letter to Community & King County Council in support of Just Cause Eviction

Dear housing justice activists, Congratulations to King County renters Mergitu Argo, Mouhamed Tall, Modou Ndiaye, and Lenh Vong, who successfully fought off No-Cause Evictions from their landlord last month! We organized together – tenants, the Tenants Union of Washington State, the Seattle/King County NAACP, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, my City Council Office, Be:Seattle, Washington […]


Councilmember Mosqueda Honored with Inaugural Progressive Champion Award by National Organization

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, was honored by Local Progress, a national network of progressive elected officials across the country, with the Progressive Champion of the Year Award on July 26, 2019, an award named after Ady Barkan, founder of Local Progress and […]


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 […]


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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