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Kshama Sawant

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Seattle Group Files $15 Minimum Wage Initiative

A Seattle group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage has filed the paperwork for a city initiative, increasing pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the city council to pass a wage increase without exemptions or delays.

CBS Seattle–04/14/2014

Councilwoman Sawant being sworn in (photo courtesy of Seattle City Council)

Socialist Sworn In As Seattle City Council Member, Promises ‘Massive’ Reform

A former community college professor who won a surprising citywide election was sworn in Monday as the first socialist City Council member in Seattle’s modern history.

01/07/2014

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Socialist City Council Member: Boeing ‘Workers Should Take Over The Factories’

A newly elected Socialist City Council member wants Boeing machinists to take possession of an airplane-building factory if the company decides to move out of state.

11/22/2013

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Seattle Elects Socialist To City Council

Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.

11/15/2013

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Socialist Candidate Takes Lead In Seattle City Council Race

Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.

11/13/2013

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Socialist Gaining In Seattle Council Race

A socialist candidate is gaining as more ballots are counted in a close Seattle City Council race.

11/12/2013