Posts for 'Workers Solidarity'

Solidarity Letter to Security Workers at Amazon

February 16th, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, I sent the following letter to security workers at Amazon and their labor allies who are organizing for workplace rights and against Islamophobia. These workers will hold a pray-in demonstration tomorrow, February 17, 12 pm, at Amazon HQ. Dear Amazon security officers and allies: As a Seattle City Councilmember, a socialist, a […]

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My Socialist Response to Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech

January 20th, 2017

Sisters and brothers, Donald Trump is now Predator in Chief, and head of one of the most dangerous and right wing administrations in US history. In his inauguration speech, a few minutes ago, Trump said that his government will follow the righteous path, that it will be a government for the people. That the forgotten […]

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Resist Trump! Inauguration Week Actions

January 9th, 2017

Mass protests during inauguration week are extremely important. We need to send a clear message to Trump that he has no mandate for his bigoted and anti-worker agenda. Join Seattle’s Anti-Trump Resistance! Look below for details on local actions, and check back for updates (as details are subject to change). For an expanded listing of events throughout Washington […]

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We Need Paid Family & Parental Leave Now! Health Care Professional Leticia Parks Speaks Out

August 8th, 2016

On July 30, 2016, we kicked off a bold new movement for paid family and parental leave for all in Seattle. More than 200 people representing a powerful coalition of state and city unions, women’s organizations, LGBTQ activists, social justice organizations, faith groups, and working people came together for the event. I encourage you to […]

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Packed House Kicks Off Our Movement to Demand Paid Family & Parental Leave

August 2nd, 2016

On July 30, 2016, more than 200 people representing a powerful coalition of state and city unions, women’s organizations, LGBTQ activists, social justice organizations, faith groups, and working people came together to kick off our bold new movement for paid family and parental leave for all in Seattle. Sponsors of the event included the Washington […]

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REI Workers Rally at City Hall for Fair Schedules, Strong Wages & Right to Unionize

July 15th, 2016

On July 11, 2016, well over 100 people packed City Hall to rally with REI workers fighting for fair schedules, strong wages, and the right to organize a union at their co-op without interference or retaliation. Workers presented the following demands, which you can sign on to here: Access to Full-Time Hours: Existing workers must […]

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Standing with Broadcast TV Workers, Supporting Local Broadcasting

June 28th, 2016

On June 27, 2016, the Seattle City Council passed International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 600 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46’s resolution to protect high quality locally produced broadcast news. For more, watch or read my speech below. Transcript of Speech as Delivered I’d like to thank all the activists from IATSE […]

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Solidarity with striking CNTE Teachers in Mexico!

June 25th, 2016

On June 24, 2016, I sent a letter (English, Español) and video statement expressing solidarity with Mexican teachers organized in the National Education Workers Coordinating Committee (CNTE), fighting against neoliberal education reforms promoted by President Peña Nieto’s brutal government, including the use of standardized tests to evaluate and justify mass firings of teachers. Our sisters and brothers in […]

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After Friedrichs v. CTA – Rebuild the Fighting Labor Movement!

March 30th, 2016

Yesterday brought great news for the labor movement, with the Supreme Court affirming the dismissal of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a lawsuit that was aimed at undermining public sector unions and the labor movement in general. If the ruling had gone the other way, Friedrichs v. CTA would have reduced the entire public sector to “right to work” status. This […]

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Commemorating the 97th anniversary of the Seattle General Strike

February 8th, 2016

This Saturday, February 6, 2016, marked the 97th Anniversary of the Seattle General Strike. After two years of strict wage controls, workers in Seattle’s shipyards went on strike, demanding living wages for all shipbuilding workers. One hundred and ten local unions, including at least 65,000 workers, voted to join them in solidarity. For one week, […]

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