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What Do We Want? Raises! When Do We Want Them? Now!

Imagine going almost three years without a raise. As you struggle to support your family, your boss refuses to negotiate a new labor agreement with you and your fellow workers. Managers fire the most vocal ones and threaten to do the same to the rest.

That’s the situation Space Needle workers find themselves in. They have been working without a contract – and without raises – for more than 1,000 days, and are determined to win justice from the management of this Seattle icon.

On March 18, 100 Space Needle workers and their allies – including PSARA members – rallied at the foot of the Seattle landmark to demand raises and fair bargaining. After the rally they marched two blocks to Space Needle corporate headquarters to present their demands to management.

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