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Record No: Res 31745    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 4/28/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION proclaiming May Day, May 1, 2017 to be a day of action for worker, immigrant, and refugee rights; affirming that City employees may request unpaid leave for a day of conscience on May 1, 2017, and requesting that City Departments communicate to City employees the benefits conferred by state law for religious and conscientious leave for state and local government employees.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Attachments: 1. Att A - WAC 82-56-020, 2. Att B - Relevant Personnel Rules
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31745, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION proclaiming May Day, May 1, 2017 to be a day of action for worker, immigrant, and refugee rights; affirming that City employees may request unpaid leave for a day of conscience on May 1, 2017, and requesting that City Departments communicate to City employees the benefits conferred by state law for religious and conscientious leave for state and local government employees.
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WHEREAS, on Monday May 1, 2017, local and national worker, immigrant, and refugee rights organizations and the May 1st Action Coalition have planned the "18th Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights"; and
WHEREAS, on January 25, 2017, by Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, President Donald Trump declared the policy of the executive branch to secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall; to detain individuals apprehended on suspicion of violating Federal or State law, including Federal immigration law, pending further proceedings regarding those violations; to expedite determinations of apprehended individuals' claims of eligibility to remain in the United States; to promptly remove individuals whose legal claims to remain in the United States are rejected; and by adding 15,000 law enforcement officers rather than invest that money into communities. President Trump and the billionaires who dominate his administration have made clear their intention to attack the rights of immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people of color, the labor movement, and all workers; and
WHEREAS, contrary to attempts to sow division between US-born workers and immigrant workers, the interests of all workers, immigrant and native-born, are best served by solidarity and building a united movement strong enough to win unionized living-wage jobs with decent ...

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