Protestors attend City Council meeting

October 7, 2009

UPDATED — 1:44 p.m. Oct. 7, 2009

More than a dozen protestors from the Seattle Solidarity Network came to City Hall for Tuesday’s council meeting to protest the staffing practices of Lorig Associates, a developer Newcastle has worked with extensively.

The protestors said Lorig discriminated against Patricia Perkins-Milton, a black woman who worked for the developer for 11 years. They said she was one of two black people working for the company during most of that time, and that she was denied promotions.

They said that although she filled in at a normally higher-paying position for five months, she was forced to train an inexperienced white worker who would permanently take the position.

Protestors line up outside City Hall before Tuesday night's City Council meeting. — By Tim Pfarr

Protestors line up outside City Hall before Tuesday night's City Council meeting. — By Tim Pfarr

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