Town Hall To Demand Paid Family & Parental Leave 7/30, 2 Pm

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Councilmember Kshama Sawant says
WHAT: Town Hall to Demand Paid Family & Parental Leave in Seattle
WHEN: Saturday, July 30 at 2 PM
WHERE: Seattle Labor Temple (2800 1st Ave, Hall 1)

Sisters and Brothers,

Guaranteed paid family and parental leave is both a workers’ rights and a women’s rights issue.

The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not have mandated paid leave--in fact it is one of only four countries that does not provide it. It is high time that we change that.

Every year, tens of thousands of Seattle workers are forced to return to work while a loved one deals with serious illness or a new child is still in infancy.

While many workers in Seattle have won paid time off by organizing and bargaining leave provisions in their union contracts, too many others are left out.

It’s time to win paid family and parental leave for all workers in Seattle.

Please join me and the Martin Luther King County Labor Council on Saturday, July 30 at 2 pm at the Seattle Labor Temple to discuss the proposed expansion of paid leave for City of Seattle employees, and how we can build a mass movement for paid family and parental leave for all Seattle workers. We invite your organization to endorse the event and help us mobilize your network to it.

Workers won $15 by building a movement and organizing co-workers, nonprofits, and unions--not by the maneuverings of corporate politicians. On July 30 we will discuss a plan to build the strongest grassroots campaign possible.

Thank you for all the work you do and I look forward to seeing you on July 30. If you need flyers or have any questions, contact Rebekah Liebermann in my office at <rebekah.liebermann@seattle.gov> or 206-684-8016.

WHAT: Town Hall to Demand Paid Family & Parental Leave in Seattle
WHEN: Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Seattle Labor Temple (2800 1st Ave, Hall 1)
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By: Councilmember Kshama Sawant

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