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Statement in Solidarity with Strike Call by EMTs, Calling Out City Establishment’s Callous Indifference

On December 11, I sent a message to Mayor Durkan expressing solidarity with Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), members of Teamsters Local 763, who recently announced plans to go on strike, and urging her to support EMTs in their demand for better pay, healthcare, and working conditions. Dear Mayor Durkan: Your administration recently granted a monopoly […]

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Mosqueda Statement of Support for Striking EMTs

‘It takes tremendous courage…We stand with you’ Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by members of Teamsters Local 763 who voted to approve a strike: “It takes tremendous courage, dedication and solidarity to go out […]

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Sawant Statement in Solidarity with Strike Call by ‘Talented, Self-sacrificing’ EMTs

Points Out ‘City Establishment’s ‘callous indifference’’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) shared an open letter addressed to Mayor Jenny Durkan following the announcement by Seattle-area emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who plan to strike beginning December 21. Excerpts from Sawant’s letter, directed to Mayor Jenny Durkan, include: “…Your administration recently granted a monopoly contract […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units – What’s Happened and Looking Ahead

I appreciate the ongoing interest and excitement around backyard cottages and basement units. My office continues to hear every day from folks eager to move forward with projects and be a part of addressing our current housing crisis. Please watch my video below to learn what’s happened and next steps as 2018 comes to an […]

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Council Votes To Protect Workers from Harassment, Intimidation

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), together with her colleagues passed C.B. 119374 to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO) during the Full Council meeting earlier today.  The measure passed by a vote of 6-0 and Mosqueda issued the following statement in […]

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Prepare to Care: Start the Conversation

November was National Caregiver Month. To celebrate, we hosted an Age Friendly Seattle “Lunch and Learn” on November 28th to build public awareness around the supportive services that are available to all unpaid Primary Caregivers and care receivers regardless of economic need. To promote our Age-Friendly city, we have preparatory tools available to support our […]

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Re-entry Workgroup Recommendations for Those Being Released From Incarceration; Showbox Update; Closed Captioning; October Constituent Email Report

Re-entry Workgroup Recommendations for Those Being Released From Incarceration Last November I shared with you the efforts of the Seattle Re-entry Workgroup.  Resolution 31637, passed in 2015, convened a workgroup to develop policies and strategies to strengthen the City of Seattle’s effort to assist with reentry after incarceration including reducing recidivism, and alleviating the negative […]

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Solidarity Statement with WFSE 3488 UW Laundry Workers

Thursday December 6, 2018 Dear members of WFSE Local 3488 and all union members at the University of Washington, For years, members of WFSE Local 3488 have diligently and with dedication cleaned the linens and hospital scrubs for University of Washington-run medical facilities. Your work is difficult but essential to providing a clean, safe environment […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Overdose Prevention Sites Ruling

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Initiative 27, which attempted to ban public funding of overdose prevention sites in King County, was outside the scope of local initiative power: “I celebrate today’s decision […]

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Advancing the City’s Commitment to Protecting Workers from Harassment and Intimidation

Mosqueda:  With new office ‘…we have the momentum to create impactful, lasting change’   Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), hosted a committee briefing earlier today and voted legislation out of committee to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO), a key recommendation […]

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