SEATTLE – Dozens of union Space Needle workers and their supporters plan to protest Thursday at the Seattle landmark.
Employees say the Space Needle has suggested in recent bargaining sessions that it may subcontract its workforce. Union members say that means they could be replaced with temporary workers who make lower wages and do not get benefits.
The union said it rejected management’s final offer on Feb. 9 which did not include protection from subcontracting. The talks will now fall under the watch of a federal mediator later this month.
The protest is scheduled for 3 p.m. It comes five weeks before the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Space Needle.