Two unemployed construction workers from our Seattle Jobs Committee recently met with King County Councilman Larry Gossett. They were joined by a member of Gossett's staff who worked in construction industry and knew what it was like to go through discrimination and difficulty finding work. With construction work starting soon on the South Park Bridge, Councilman Gossett said he would help us get information on the diversity of people working that job and find out more about hiring.
He said that as workers organize to bring attention to any hiring inequalities on that project he will support us. The key to moving forward, he said, is sticking together and taking direct action to provide the "street heat" that makes change possible.
Want to work construction on the South Park Bridge? Let's show them we've got the street heat.