Seattle – 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.
Council President Bruce Harrell will join others in making opening remarks, followed by comments from Councilmembers Lisa Herbold, Lorena González, Mike O’Brien, and Kshama Sawant. Two panels will follow; the first relating to worker experiences and the other regarding new policy ideas.
Workers Voice Summit
Thursday, March 24
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor
600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104
Council President Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Lorena González
Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Councilmember Rob Johnson
Councilmember Debora Juarez
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Co-Hosts: 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