Jun 26, 2021
Today Crystal and local political consultant Heather Weiner discuss the record-breaking heatwave we’re going to experience this weekend, how we can support our unhoused neighbors through these dangerous heat conditions, Uber paying a historic wage theft settlement, Amazon being taken on by the Teamsters union, developments in the mayoral race, AND the organizers of Capitol Hill Pride submitting a fragility-infused complaint against Taking B(l)ack Pride, resulting in major backlash and several cancelations for Capitol Hill Pride.
ALSO: See resources below for locations to cool down this weekend and how you can support our unhoused neighbors in this heat.
As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com.
Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling Centers Open Across Seattle https://alert.seattle.gov/2021/06/25/excessive-heat-warning-cooling-centers-open-across-seattle/
Cooling centers in King County: https://kcemergency.com/2021/06/24/cooling-centers-in-king-county/
Find cooling locations, open libraries with air conditioning, and other ways available to cool down here: https://durkan.seattle.gov/2021/06/city-of-seattle-opens-additional-cooling-centers-and-updated-guidance-for-staying-cool-in-extreme-heat%e2%80%af/
“Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities” by Anita Snow: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/western-heat-wave-threatens-health-in-vulnerable-communities/
“City Prepares For Extreme Heat By Opening Cooling Shelters, Finally Getting Around To Fixing Water Fountains” by Carolyn Bick: https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/06/24/city-prepares-for-extreme-heat-by-opening-cooling-shelters-finally-getting-around-to-fixing-water-fountains/
CID Mutual Aid: https://twitter.com/CIDMutualAid/status/1407774391551860739
Transit Riders Union Solidarity Fund: https://data.transitriders.org/forms/tru-solidarity-fund/
“Uber to pay $3.4M in settlement for 15,000 Seattle drivers’ unpaid sick leave, back wages” by Mike Lewis: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/uber-pay-3-4m-settlement-seattle-drivers-unpaid-sick-leave-back-wages/
“The Teamsters Want To Unionize Amazon Workers. Here’s What That Means” by Andrea Hsu: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/22/1009213361/the-teamsters-want-to-unionize-amazon-workers-heres-what-that-means
“Amazon employees accuse the company of union-busting after it removes workers from an internal directory” by Jason Del Rey: https://www.vox.com/recode/22348389/amazon-union-phone-tool-warehouse-workers-tier-1-staff-directory
“Meet Seattle’s 2021 candidates for mayor” from The Seattle Times: https://projects.seattletimes.com/2021/seattle-mayor-candidates-primary-mayoral-election-guide/
“Homeless Advocates Launch Campaign Against ‘Compassion Seattle’ Charter Amendment” by Natalie Bicknell: https://www.theurbanist.org/2021/05/28/homeless-advocates-campaign-against-compassion-seattle/
“Seattle Eviction Moratorium Extended As Council Passes More Renter Protections” by Jack Russillo: https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/06/22/seattle-eviction-moratorium-extended-as-council-passes-more-renter-protections/
“BIPOC Pride event gets support after ‘reparations fee’ complaint” by Venice Buhain: https://crosscut.com/news/2021/06/bipoc-pride-event-gets-support-after-reparations-fee-complaint
TAKING B(L)ACK PRIDE: https://www.seattlepride.org/events/taking-black-pride
Full transcript will be added in the next 48 hours.