Tell the Space Needle: Don’t Sell Out the Workers, Don’t Sell Out Seattle!
UPDATE: On February 9th, the Space Needle workers overwhelmingly rejected management's "last and final" contract proposal by an 89% majority. The proposal did not address the issue that was of most concern to the workers: job security. If you haven't already done so, please send a message to the Space Needle in solidarity with workers fighting for their future.
Dear Community Allies,
My name is Sanjeet Thebe, and I am a server assistant at the SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle. I am pleading with you to sign this petition to secure jobs at the Space Needle and help ensure a future for my family and my coworkers.
Growing up in Nepal, I remember seeing pictures of the Space Needle, standing as a symbol for a brighter future in America. Amazingly, the Space Needle became my first and only job since moving to the US. Though I only make minimum wage plus tips, my job has provided me with affordable union health insurance and a chance to build a future. Because of my job, my wife is able to go to school to become a nurse.
But the Space Needle Corporation now wants to have the option of subcontracting our jobs. In addition, they will not protect our jobs if they decide to sell the Space Needle to someone else. In other words, my job could be replaced any day with temporary workers making minimum wage and no benefits. What kind of a future is that for me and my family?
You can make a difference. Tell the Space Needle that you want the symbol of Seattle to stand for good jobs. They can still do the right thing and guarantee workers’ job security, but time is running out. I am the only breadwinner for my family and I can’t afford to lose my job.
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