Kshama Sawant Re-Election Campaign

SEIU Locals Endorse Kshama Sawant

Nurses, child care providers, homecare workers and janitors add to growing list of labor endorsements for Kshama Sawant's re-election to Seattle City Council.

Today all four Service Employees International Union (SEIU) locals in Seattle announced their endorsements for socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

  • SEIU 775, representing homecare and nursing home workers
  • SEIU 1199NW, representing nurses and other healthcare workers
  • SEIU 925, representing education and child care workers
  • SEIU 6, representing janitors, security officers, and allied industries workers

The SEIU locals combined represent more than 86,000 workers around Washington State, including more than 12,000 workers living within Seattle.

"Kshama Sawant is an advocate for working people," said Gloria Martin, a registered nurse at Swedish Medical Center and a member of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. "I know she's with me as a healthcare worker. She stands up for us, so we need to stand up for her."

"I'm proud and humbled to receive such strong support from my union brothers and sisters. SEIU was critical in the victory on the $15 minimum wage. I'm inspired by SEIU workers' commitment to struggle for social justice and look forward to continuing our work together," said Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

These four latest endorsements underscore the overwhelming support for Councilmember Sawant among working people. Unions have come out strong and early for Sawant with 23 labor organizations endorsing to date.

Kshama Sawant is a proven champion for working families in Seattle. As a local representing over 4,000 Seattleites, we endorse Kshama Sawant and look forward to making progress to ensure Seattle is a city where working families can access affordable housing, childcare and transportation and that all families have the opportunities to thrive.

Karen Hart, President, SEIU Local 925

In just over a year on City Council, Kshama Sawant has made tremendous gains for working families, fighting tirelessly for pro-worker policies like a $15 minimum wage. Home care aides and nursing home workers across Seattle are proud to endorse her and look forward to her second term."

Sylvia Liang, Seattle Caregiver, SEIU 775 Board Member

Kshama Sawant is an advocate for working people. I know she's with me as a healthcare worker. She stands up for us, so we need to stand up for her."

Gloria Martin, RN, Swedish Medical Center, SEIU 1199NW

Local_6_(1)Kshama has stood alongside janitors, security officers, airport and stadium workers to protect workers' rights and she will continue to stand and support all Seattle workers."

Yasmin Aden, Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU Local 6

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