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400 Seattle public school bus drivers, members of Teamsters local 174, have been on strike against the corporate bus transportation company, First Student, since February 1. On February 7, the Seattle Teachers Association staged a...

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February 6, 2018 Dear Superintendent Larry Nyland, Seattle School Board Directors, and General Counsel Noel Treat; As a Seattle City Councilmember representing thousands of children, working parents, and school employees, I am increasingly concerned by...

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Originally a guest editorial in The Stranger. As an elected representative of Seattle’s working people, a member of the American Federation of Teachers, and a socialist, I stand in solidarity with the struggle of the...

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Ten thousand people came out in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life on the day when, had he not been assassinated, he would have turned 89. Before the event began officially, hundreds of...

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This solidarity statement was originally published by Social Equity Educators, a rank and file caucus of Seattle Education Association. The statement was authored by Matt Maley, a Seattle teacher, union activist, and member of Socialist Alternative. January 15, 2018...

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Every day in Seattle, the signs of the housing crisis grow: more tents under highway overpasses, more RVs along the streets, and more luxury apartments being built. It’s hardly surprising that working people are feeling...

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“Rather than spending millions on the ineffective and inhumane practice of sweeping homeless people, who are not trash,” Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative City Councilmember, demanded on November 1, “use those millions to provide services of...

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That Seattle is in the midst of a housing crisis is indisputable. The latest one-night count of the city’s homeless population found 11,643 people living on the streets. Of those, around 5,000 became homeless in...

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Over the past few years, Seattle has led the way nationally in the fight for progressive change in the interests of working people. Since 2013, Kshama Sawant, a Socialist Alternative member and elected councilmember, has...

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Seattle’s labor movement got a shot in the arm in early August, as 300 members of Teamsters Local 174’s Sand & Gravel division were pushed to struggle for a better contract. This section of the...

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