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City of Seattle and UFCW 21 Partner on Vaccination Clinic for 400 Eligible Grocery Store Workers

Since Launching Vaccination Efforts on January 14, the Seattle Fire Department has Vaccinated 1,744 of Seattle’s Most Vulnerable Populations Seattle (January 29, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a new partnership with UFCW 21 to vaccinate 400 of their most vulnerable members in the coming days. The Seattle Fire… [ Keep reading ]

Following Reports of Preferences for Donors in Vaccine Distribution, Mayor Durkan Calls on State Department of Health to Reassess Distribution Model to Prioritize Most Vulnerable

Mayor Urges State to Immediately Reallocate Vaccines from Providers Found to Have Given Preferential Treatment Seattle (January 29, 2021) – Following several investigative reports from The Seattle Times detailing major regional health care providers giving preferential vaccine access to donors and board members, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement calling on the Washington State… [ Keep reading ]

Application Opens for Over $2 Million in Grants Funds for Seattle Child Care Providers

Seattle (January 22, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced that applications for the Child Care Stabilization Fund have opened for licensed child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Seattle. These grants are intended to support childcare providers though the economic hardship they have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our childcare and community… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department to Vaccinate Older Adults in Supportive Housing, Home Health Care Workers in Next Phase of Mobile Vaccination Teams

City of Seattle Partners with SEIU 775 to Vaccinate Phase A1 Home Health Care Workers SEATTLE (January 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the next phase of the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT), which involves a COVID-19 vaccination partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU)… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Statement on the Inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President and Kamala Harris as the First Woman and First African-American and South Asian-American Vice President of the United States

Seattle (January 20, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States.  “Today’s inauguration is an inspiring historic moment for our country and a complete repudiation of the last four years. President Trump did enormous damage to our country, splintered our communities, and undermined almost… [ Keep reading ]

Joined by Mayors, Labor Leaders, and Community Leaders, Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Urge Statewide Changes to the Police Disciplinary Process

Seattle (January 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold joined mayors, labor leaders, and community leaders to testify in Olympia and urge statewide changes to the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration. At the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs, this coalition of leaders expressed support for SB 5055 and SB 5134, which both propose changes… [ Keep reading ]

Application Opens for $2.17 Million in Direct Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Seattle (January 11, 2021) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is now available for hospitality workers who live and work in Seattle who have lost jobs or income due to COVID-19. People in need of assistance can visit this website to learn if they qualify… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Steven Marchese as the New Director of the Office of Labor Standards

Seattle (January 7, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that Steven Marchese will join the City of Seattle as the new director of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS). Marchese will join the City with over 20 years of public service experience. Most recently, Marchese served as Public Service Director for the Minnesota State… [ Keep reading ]

Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General Passes at City Council

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Minimum Compensation Established by Fare Share Wage Ordinance in effect as of January 2021

SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – On January 1, 2021, the minimum compensation requirements established by Seattle’s Fare Share Wage Ordinance went into effect. This new ordinance ensures all drivers are paid a fair wage, guarantees that drivers are paid for all of their working time, and compensates drivers for work-related expenses and some benefits, and protects drivers from unlawful deductions. Building off legislation passed in November 2019,… [ Keep reading ]