Seattle

Evidence Mounts Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

Evidence Mounts Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

October 30, 2018

The increase in service industry jobs since Seattle enacted a $15 minimum wage is another nail in the coffin of the big business argument that raising it reduces employment

Seattle Buckles Under Corporate Pressure, Repeals ‘Amazon Tax’ to Fight Homelessness

June 14, 2018

Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant says that as long as corporate Democrats run government, we should expect them to buckle under Amazon’s and Starbucks’ pressure

Black Lives Matter Holds National Week of Action At Schools

February 5, 2018

Public school teachers Jesse Hagopian of Seattle and Cristina Duncan Evans of Baltimore discuss the Feb. 5-10 week of action aimed at bringing social justice into classrooms across the country

Seattle Answers Trump’s War on Workers by Taxing the Rich

July 12, 2017

The measure faces an imminent legal challenge, but co-sponsor Kshama Sawant says the Tax the Rich movement will persevere

The War on Wages and the Fight for $15

June 30, 2017
Economic Policy Institute’s Ben Zippered and small business owner Andrew Buerger discuss the overwhelming data that shows minimum wage increases don’t hurt employment, and why uplifting workers also has broader benefits

Education

April 7, 2017
Author, activist and Seattle Public School teacher Jesse Hagopian says teachers, parents and students remain united to defend public schools, and how parents and labor can unite to take on Trump’s privatization agenda

How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants

December 3, 2013
Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century

November 18, 2013
Boeing receives almost $9 billion in state tax breaks but threatens to move some operations out of Washington due to a contract dispute.

Seattle Suburb Passes Highest Minimum Wage in Country

November 6, 2013

David Rolf of SEIU helped organize SeaTac’s Proposition 1 to provide $15/hour to hotel, restaurant, and airport workers.

Debate on Obama’s Climate Change Strategy Part II

July 25, 2013

Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate Obama’s climate change policies pt 2