Entries by UNITEHERELocal8

Workers forced to walk through raw sewage in Ruth’s Chris restaurant at Grand Hyatt Seattle

On January 3rd, 2016, a plumbing malfunction caused raw sewage to flood an elevator shaft, some banquet rooms in Ruth’s Chris restaurant, and an employee locker room. The restaurant continued to function, and workers were asked to go retrieve their belongings from their lockers, requiring them to walk through raw sewage and toilet paper. One […]

UNITE HERE Local 8 City of Seattle Primary Endorsements

UNITE HERE Local 8 has endorsed the following candidates for the August 4, 2015 Primary Election in Seattle: Seattle City Council District 1 – Lisa Herbold and Brianna Thomas District 2 – Bruce Harrell District 3 – Kshama Sawant District 4 – Jean Godden District 5 – Sandy Brown and Halei Watkins District 6 – […]

Space Needle Offers “Poison Candy” To Workers

SEATTLE—Space Needle workers walked away Thursday from a month-long effort at mediation with their employer,  frustrated but ready to continue fighting for raises, protections against subcontracting, and union rights. “I was optimistic about returning to mediation,” said cook Andy Roos. “But it’s frustrating to be so close and not see willingness from the company to […]