More than 20 unions have endorsed Lorena González for Seattle Mayor because she will fight to make Seattle a better place to live and work.
Join other union members by voting for Lorena González by November 2!
Lorena González has the experience and vision to lead Seattle as a city where all people can live, work, and raise a family.
She was born into a family of migrant farmworkers in Central Washington and earned her first paycheck at age 8 working in the fields. Although she rose to become a civil rights attorney and President of the Seattle City Council, she has never forgotten where she came from.
She is a proven friend to Seattle’s working families and someone we can trust to be our next Mayor.
COVID has shown the importance of affordable and quality child care. Unfortunately, many families are unable to find a child care provider who meets their needs. Lorena supported Jumpstart Seattle, which helped child care providers weather the COVID storm so that their doors were open when parents went back to work.
Lorena was a leader on the Seattle City Council in passing an ordinance to give frontline grocery workers $4 per hour in Hazard Pay during the depth of the COVID pandemic. Her support for essential workers is a key reason that Washington's largest grocery worker union has endorsed Lorena.
Lorena was the first elected official to endorse I-124 which required panic buttons, workload protections, and health care for hotel workers. When the hotel industry held the law up in court, she passed the law through city council to ensure these protections.
Lorena co-sponsored a secure scheduling ordinance that gave thousands of workers in Seattle more predictable schedules and more hours. Secure scheduling has resulted in multiple settlements with millions dollars paid to workers.
The first vote Lorena took at City Council was to give organizing rights to Uber and Lyft drivers. This laid the groundwork for passing the Fare Share plan in 2020 which set the highest minimum wage in the country for these workers.
Lorena has consistency fought to make Seattle a more affordable place for working families to live and work. She has helped secure millions in revenue from big business to fund affordable housing and improved public transportation which benefits us all.
Your fellow union members have interviewed dozens of candidates and endorsed proven champions for working familes.
Seattle Mayor – Lorena González
Seattle City Council Position 8 – Teresa Mosqueda
Seattle City Council Position 9 – Nikkita Oliver
Seattle City Attorney – Nicole Thomas-Kennedy
King County Executive – Dow Constantine
Port of Seattle Position 1 – Ryan Calkins
Port of Seattle Position 3 – Hamdi Mohamed
Port of Seattle Position 4 – Toshiko Hasegawa
Seattle School Board District 4 – Vivian Song Maritz
Seattle School Board District 5 – Michelle Sarju
OPPOSE Dan Harder, Seattle School Board, District 5
Seattle School Board District 7 – Brandon K Hersey
You can read all MLK Labor endorsements. at MLKLabor.org/endorsements