Press Release: Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% Of Construction Worker Parking Costs, Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council

October 13th, 2021

Wednesday, October 12th, 2021 NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% Of Construction Worker Parking Costs,  Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council  Sawant congratulates union carpenters for ‘raising the prominence of the […]

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Voices of Construction Workers Demanding the Seattle City Council Vote YES on our Legislation Requiring Contractor Bosses to Fully Pay for Construction Worker Parking –

October 13th, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Over 330 construction workers (and over a thousand community members total) have signed the petition from my office calling on the Seattle City Council to vote YES on our legislation to make contractor bosses pay for parking. Here are the comments from some of the construction workers explaining why they are […]

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Join the fight for a People’s Budget that funds working people, not big business and the billionaires!

October 12th, 2021

October 12, 2021 Below is a list of proposed amendments to next year’s Seattle City budget from the People’s Budget 2021 campaign. Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s office sent this list to the Democratic Party Councilmembers on the City Council, urging them to join us and the People’s Budget 2021 campaign to push for the maximum possible […]

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Updated: Major victories this week toward a full Renters’ Bill of Rights!

September 29th, 2021
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Solidarity with Striking Carpenters Leaflet & Rally – Saturday, September 25 at 11am!

September 22nd, 2021
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Solidarity with Striking Union Carpenters!

September 21st, 2021

Tuesday September 21, 2021 Dear Executive Secretary Treasurer Shapiro and elected officers of the Western Washington Carpenters Union, I am writing to you in solidarity with the courageous strike action taken by union carpenters in their struggle for a fair contract, demanding fully-paid parking, fully-funded benefits, family-supporting wages, improved protections against harassment, and a three-year […]

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Thank You! From Union Carpenters

September 21st, 2021

Sister Kshama Sawant, As rank and file Western Washington Union Carpenters currently on strike for a fair contract, we appreciate the solidarity you have publicly expressed with us through your first letter on September 6 and another on September 17. We especially value a union sister elected representative standing steadfastly with us, even in the […]

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Rank-and-file carpenter Nina Wurz: We need a good contract AND rent control!

September 19th, 2021

This is the speech that union carpenter Nina Wurz delivered at our Sept. 18, 2021 Rent Control Now rally! — Councilmember Kshama Sawant I’m a 33 year old queer journeyman carpenter out of Local 30, but my number one title is mom. I’m here today because the parallels between the carpenters’ fight for better wages […]

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Councilmember Sawant: We must all back the courageous Carpenters’ strike!

September 18th, 2021

Friday September 17, 2021 Dear Carpenter sisters, brothers, and siblings, Workers have been pressed from all sides and our conditions have been deteriorating. Meanwhile, just since the COVID crisis began, American billionaires have become nearly two trillion dollars richer. And the bosses have raked in trillions more over the last decade, while workers fell behind. […]

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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Central District Community Organizing to Win $500,000 for Garfield Super Block

September 13th, 2021
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