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Workers forced to walk through raw sewage in Ruth’s Chris restaurant at Grand Hyatt Seattle/in Campaigns, Updates/by UNITEHERELocal8
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/in News, Updates/by UNITEHERELocal8
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 Workers, Seattle City Councilmembers Pledge Continued Fight for Job Security/in News, Updates/by UNITEHERELocal8
SEATTLE—Workers and members of the Seattle City Council gathered at the base of the Space Needle Tuesday to continue the fight for job security at the symbol of Seattle. One week ago, Space Needle workers won their first raises in over three years. On July 14, the Space Needle Corporation declared impasse and implemented its […]
Space Needle Offers “Poison Candy” To Workers/in Campaigns, News/by UNITEHERELocal8
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 […]