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My speech for the 2022 Indigenous People’s Day celebration in Seattle

October 10th, 2022

October 10, 2022 Solidarity with the Duwamish and all Coast Salish peoples of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! Eight years ago, ordinary people organized with our socialist City Council office to win recognition of Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle. By passing this historic resolution, the City of Seattle rejected a celebration of Columbus Day, and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Stands with Weyerhaeuser Workers on Strike for a Strong Contract — Escalate the Fight for Affordable Healthcare, Inflation-Adjusted Wages, Retirement Benefits, and Paid Time Off!

September 29th, 2022

Press Release — Thursday, September 29, 2022 “Workers must stand together on the basis that ‘an injury to one is an injury to all’ — a slogan that has been used in Pacific Northwest lumber strikes going back more than a century. The labor movement must do everything possible to stand with Weyerhaeuser workers and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Stands with Rail Workers Fighting for a Strong Contract with Paid Sick Days, Full Staffing, Affordable Healthcare, and Inflation-Adjusted Wages

September 21st, 2022

September 21, 2022 “The railroad workers are fighting for all of us — for every worker who is forced to do without paid sick leave and is unable to take care of themselves or loved ones without being subject to cruel threats from their employers. That’s why it is crucial that the entire labor movement […]

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Letter From Tricia Schroeder, President of SEIU Local 925, to MightyKidz Bosses, Demanding Reinstatement of Ten Unjustly Fired Workers and Union Recognition

August 13th, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022 Greetings Kyla and Jeff Liboon: As President of SEIU Local 925, our state’s largest childcare union, I am appalled by your recent firing of a group of early learning teachers who approached you about their intentions to form a union.  The teachers at MightyKidz are actively engaged in organizing their union […]

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My Letter to Seattle-Area Elected Representatives on MightyKidz Struggle

August 12th, 2022

Thursday August 11, 2022 Dear Seattle-area elected representatives, I am writing to urge you to publicly support the teachers at the MightyKidz Childcare Center in Magnolia. The teachers are fighting for a union, and for better wages and working conditions. They courageously went on strike earlier this week. Rather than address the teachers’ concerns, the […]

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My Letter to Seattle’s Labor Leaders on MightyKidz Struggle

August 12th, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022 Dear elected leaders in Seattle’s labor movement, I am writing to urge you to stand publicly in solidarity with the teachers at the MightyKidz Childcare Center in Magnolia. The teachers are fighting for a union, and for better wages and working conditions. They courageously went on strike earlier this week. Rather […]

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My Letter to the Bosses of MightyKidz Childcare Center, Demanding Immediate Reinstatement of ALL Teachers Unjustly Fired for Union Organizing!

August 10th, 2022

August 10, 2022 To MightyKidz Director of Operations Kristin Brown and owners Kyla and Jeff Liboon: I am shocked and outraged to hear of your recent mass firing of at least 10 teachers at MightyKidz, in response to their efforts to unionize and improve conditions for themselves and the children they teach. These firings are […]

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My Statement While Voting ‘NO’ on Ending the $4/hour Grocery Worker Pandemic Hazard Pay

August 2nd, 2022

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Make Seattle an Abortion Sanctuary – Speak in Public Comment July 26th Leaflet

July 21st, 2022

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In Your Own Words: Community Members Speak in Support of Making Seattle an Abortion Rights Sanctuary City!

July 5th, 2022

More than 5,500 working people and community members have signed the petition in support of Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s legislation to make Seattle an abortion rights sanctuary city and to fund free abortions for ALL Seattle residents & anyone fleeing abortion-related criminal charges by increasing the Amazon Tax! Sign the petition now if you haven’t yet! […]

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