KIRO 7/KING 5 Employees, SAG-AFTRA Members Endorse Defunding of Police


AUGUST 2, 2020

The executive director of a union representing local broadcast journalists testified to the Seattle City Council claiming union members support the move to defund the police by 50%.

Shellea Allen is the executive director of SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local. Last week, during the public testimony portion of a council meeting, Allen read a statement on behalf of “the labor union that represents journalists” backing the political movement. (JASON RANTZ-MYNORTHWEST.COM)

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Jason Remington

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, a former broadcaster at KVAC/Forks, KDFL/Sumner, KTTX/KWHI/Brenham, TX., KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. Retired from AT&T.

16 thoughts on “KIRO 7/KING 5 Employees, SAG-AFTRA Members Endorse Defunding of Police

  1. If what Ms. Allen says is true, the labor movement tradition of standing shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with your union brothers and sisters in the Police Officers’ Guild is a thing of the past.

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