Support the workers at the Space Needle in their fight for their jobs. Like their struggle on Facebook, and join us at the:
@ the Space Needle
Thursday, March 15
3pm to 4pm
Each year, the Space Needle attracts over 1 million visitors, making it one of the top tourist destinations in Washington State. The Sky City Restaurant at the Needle is the most visited restaurant in Seattle, and costs visitors over $60 a plate. Accordingly, wages and benefits for workers at the Space Needle are somewhat higher than average service sector jobs. But that may not be for long.
Workers at the Space Needle have been in negotiations with the Space Needle Corporation for many months, where workers are fighting for living wages, benefits, and job security.
In recent bargaining sessions, the Space Needle has asked for the ability to subcontract its workforce, a practice also known as outsourcing. “In other words,” according to Sanjeet Thebe, a server assistant at the Space Needle, “I could be replaced any day with temporary workers making lower wages and no benefits. What kind of a future is that for me and my family?”
Join Space Needle workers in their struggle to fight back. Don’t let the symbol of Seattle stand for poverty! Read more…