Posts for December, 2015

Victory: Stronger Protections for Wage Theft

December 18th, 2015

On December 14, 2015, the Seattle City Council approved legislation increasing the penalties and remedies for wage theft. Now, if you are not paid your full wages, you are eligible to get back three times what you are owed. I proposed this as an amendment to the minimum wage ordinance in 2014, but no other […]

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Support Union Rights in the “New Economy”

December 14th, 2015

On December 14, 2015, the Seattle City Council passed groundbreaking legislation to provide the legal framework necessary for drivers of taxis and transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to form unions and bargain collectively for better wages and working conditions. See my speech below. Sisters and Brothers, Thank you for being here for what I […]

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Support Seattle drivers – ALL workers deserve collective bargaining!

December 11th, 2015

On Monday, December 14, 2015, the Seattle City Council will vote on a groundbreaking proposal to provide and recognize app-based drivers’ collective bargaining rights. We need to stand with our city’s drivers! ALL workers deserve collective bargaining. Please read this letter from the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council (MLKCLC) below, then join Seattle drivers to demand […]

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Stand Up Against Islamaphobia

December 10th, 2015

News that 16-year-old Seattle Central College student Hamza Warsame fell to his death from a 6-story building in Capitol Hill Saturday afternoon has shaken the Seattle community. We are saddened by this news, and our sympathies are with his family and friends. The Seattle Police Department must urgently and thoroughly investigate Hamza’s death. Some reports […]

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