Seattle socialist council member Kshama Sawant wants to give city employees May Day off

sawant always screaming

Socialist Sawant…always screaming about something.

Of course, it’s a “right.”

Update: The day off was granted. From

Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant urged her peers to give city employees the option to take May Day off. They obliged Monday afternoon by unanimously voting to make it official.

From Seattle councilmember Kshama Sawant is urging her peers to give city employees the option to take May Day off.

On Monday afternoon, Sawant will introduce a resolution proclaiming that city workers have the “right to take the day off on May 1, 2017, without retaliation.” The resolution also asks that city departments inform non-emergency workers that they have the right to request the day off to attend the “celebrations.”

“I urge councilmembers to approve this May Day resolution, which explicitly recognizes the right of city workers to take the day off and provides protection to city workers who may otherwise worry about retaliation,” a statement from Sawant says. “May Day has historically been an important day of action for worker and immigrant rights. It’s especially significant this year, with immigrants, working people, labor unions, women, and the LGBTQ community under attack from Donald Trump. If Seattle is truly a Sanctuary City that supports immigrants and working people, then it should lead the way by enabling City employees to stand in solidarity with immigrants and all workers on May 1.

“Further, I call on everyone who opposes Trump’s bigoted, anti-worker agenda to participate in peaceful May Day activities, particularly the official May 1 Action Coalition march. Join our growing Resist Trump Coalition to actively organize and build the fightback against the billionaire class.”

Prior to a vote on the resolution, Sawant is calling for a rally at City Hall around 1:30 p.m. The resolution will be voted on during the 2 p.m. city council meeting.

Every year on May 1, a workers’ rights march is held in Seattle as part of International Workers’ Day. The march, attended by thousands, is typically peaceful. Other marches, unrelated to the workers’ march during the day, typically occur in the evening and into the night. Those have become known for antagonism, violence, and damage.

According to the Seattle Times, Sawant’s resolution notes that a state law gives public employees in Washington state the right to request two unpaid holidays per year for a reason of faith or conscience or an organized religious activity.

The law says an employee must be allowed to take off the days he or she wants unless the employee’s absence would impose an undue hardship on the employer, or the employee is necessary to maintain public safety.


16 responses to “Seattle socialist council member Kshama Sawant wants to give city employees May Day off

  1. “Trump’s bigoted, anti-worker agenda,” she says? More inane, mentally retarded socialist/communist drivel! Anti-worker? America and Americans first, means pro-worker; bringing jobs back to America means pro-worker; not wanting illegals in this country means pro-worker: both pro- American and pro- legal immigrant workers; etc. This woman suffers from some serious form of delusion. I celebrate May 1st working. These people who do not like America should all move to their socialist/communist country of choice and stay there for good.

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  2. BULL SH*T
    That day is an ISLAMIC holiday! That is why she wanted it official. But she wouldn’t tell them that!


  3. I guess even commies need a vacation.

    Although from what I don’t know.

    At least she picked Commie Day.

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  4. Hey, Idiot Sawant, say hello to Rain Man for me!
    WHO is controlling this moron???

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  5. I live in a small town about an hour drive from Seattle (King County). I purposely avoid the area and won’t spend a dime there if I can help it. The liberal politics of King County have destroyed Washington State and similar situations can be seen in Oregon and California.

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    • Mari . . . I can certainly verify that Oregon is being squeezed by both the loonies in California, and Washington. If I were younger, I would move out of this liberal wasteland.

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  6. It is genetic, not educational


  7. It is a religious holiday for some, pagans and Illuminati, for example. A day for Druids to celebrate at Stonehenge.

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  8. I always thought may day was a communist revolution holiday. My how things have changed in this country. Civil war is brewing.

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  9. The money is not coming out of her pocket but THE TAXPAYERS, Councilwoman, stuff a lemon in your mouth till you can make sense!

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  10. Um, y’all get that May Day has its origins and continued practice in pagan Europe, right? I guess that would mean the pagans are coming for you, not the commies. :3


  11. ManCavePatriot

    The only thing that comes to mind is Ephesians 6:12

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  12. Posted by Colleen Wilks on Safe Seattle…

    “THIS is what the F#@K is wrong with the city of Seattle! The Seattle city council voted to give city workers an “unpaid” day off to participate in May Day protests. THEN this idiot of a counsel member called for people to shut down highways, intersections and airports!! SHE is paid $117.000 a year by taxpayers of this city and SHE is calling for a “Summer of Descent” to protest Trump and the Billionaire Class”. Seriously…she wants to create havoc for urban working/living people, businesses and anyone who needs to use the roads to conduct business. Let’s not forget the conventions, companies and tourists that are not [sic] refusing to hold events in Seattle due to the constant protests and addicts holding streets hostage. The Mayor and entire city council needs resign..the last 4 years with these self involved and self serving egotists has been disastrous!!!”

    Related link –

    Sawant: Don’t rule out airport, freeway disruptions on May Day

    Source –


  13. Sawant has reeked of trouble since she first came on the scene. If they don’t get her under control soon, she will be mayor.

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  14. It seems the people of the upper left coast have never learned the history of marxism. They don’t know the truth of this idea they are embracing.

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