Posts for November, 2018

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

November 13th, 2018

I sent out the following news release announcing my plan to vote ‘No” on the Seattle Police Officers Guild contract, in solidarity with numerous community groups and union members calling for police accountability. NEWS RELEASE: Councilmember Sawant Announces She Will Vote Against Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract Sawant supports wage increases but urges Mayor Durkan […]

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Union Members Stand Against Rollback of Police Accountability in SPOG Contract

November 13th, 2018

This morning, more than 40 of my fellow union members and I were proud to stand in solidarity with Seattle’s working people for police accountability. Union Members Stand Against Rollback of Police Accountability in SPOG Contract We, the undersigned Seattle-area union members, fully support fair pay for Seattle police officers. The wage increases their union, […]

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AMR Threatens City and Workers

November 5th, 2018

Seattle’s emergency medical technicians (EMTs) working at the for-profit American Medical Response (AMR) have been fighting for decent wages and benefits, and against exploitative working conditions. My office, the EMTs, their union Teamsters Local 763, and others in the labor movement¬†forced the City Council to pass a resolution to hold AMR accountable. But rather than […]

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