Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 eight City Council members will be participating in a Workers Voice Summit at City Hall.
According to their press release,
Councilmembers will participate in a “Workers Voice Summit” this Thursday to hear experiences and policy ideas from workers from a cross section of low-wage jobs in the region. The event, organized by a coalition of organizations representing workers, was developed to provide employees themselves the opportunity to address public officials regarding challenges relating to affordability, accessing jobs and housing, displacement, and other subjects.
The event is being co-hosted by a long list of unions and worker advocates: City of Seattle, 21 Progress, Casa Latina, Entre Hermanos, Fair Work Center, Got Green, Laborers Local 242, LGBTQ Allyship, Seattle King County NAACP, NELP, MLKCLC, OneAmerica, Puget Sound Sage, SEIU 775, SEIU 6 – PNW, SEIU 925, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Teamsters 117, UFCW 21, UNITEHERE 8, WashingtonCAN!, Working Washington, Washington State Labor Council– AFL-CIO.
The only Council member who will not be joining in is Sally Bagshaw; I would assume it’s a scheduling conflict and not a lack of desire to participate.