@ the Space Needle
Thursday, March 15
3pm to 4pm
The Space Needle is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For 50 years, they’ve provided good union jobs to workers who take pride in representing Seattle to visitors from all over the world.
But what will the next 50 years look like for workers if their jobs can be outsourced to a different company and sold out from under them? Are you going to let the symbol of Seattle stand for poverty?
Join Space Needle workers taking a stand for a better future.
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 workers at the Space Needle have collectively bargained to receive higher wages and benefits than typically found the service sector. But that may not be for long.
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!