Space Needle union

Labor & Union
8:17 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Space Needle's Treatment of Workers on Trial

Union supporters rally on behalf of Space Needle workers outside federal building, where a hearing on unfair labor practices is being held.
Paula Wissel

The Space Needle’s labor practices are on trial in a federal hearing room in Seattle. All week, the National Labor Relations Board(NLRB) has been presenting its case against the privately-owned Seattle icon.

Acting on a complaint from Unite Here Local 8, which represents several hundred Space Needle food and banquet workers, the NLRB is making its case that the company engaged in unfair labor practices, including encouraging employees to resign from the union and stop paying union dues.

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