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Op-Ed: Seattle re-elects socialist Kshama Sawant to city council

Seattle - Socialist Kshama Sawant easily won election to Seattle City Council. She defeated her challenger Pamela Banks, a CEO supported by business interests and president of the Seattle Urban League.

Seattle City Council approves $15 minimum wage

Seattle - The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to approve a $15 hourly minimum wage, the highest in the nation and nearly equal to the highest in the world.

On May Day, Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15/hour minimum wage

Seattle - Seattle's progressive mayor used May 1, International Workers' Day, as an opportunity to unveil a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour and above in the coming years.

Socialist Kshama Sawant sworn in as Seattle City Council member

Seattle - A former economics professor and Occupy Seattle organizer who won a citywide election last year has been sworn in as the first Socialist member of the Seattle City Council in modern times.

Socialist elected to Seattle City Council, $15 minimum wage leads

Seattle - An Occupy Seattle organizer and Socialist Alternative party candidate has been elected to the city council of the largest city in the US Northwest, and a ballot initiative in a nearby suburb that would increase the minimum wage to $15 leads in the polls.

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Kshama Sawant was sworn in on Monday.
Kshama Sawant was sworn in on Monday.
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Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant  a member of the Socialist Alternative party  made the  Fight For...
Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party, made the "Fight For 15" the central plank of her campaign.
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