Space Needle http://www.kplu.org en Space Needle Owners Violated Federal Labor Law, Administrative Law Judge Finds http://www.kplu.org/post/space-needle-owners-violated-federal-labor-law-administrative-law-judge-finds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The owners of Seattle’s most famous landmark, the Space Needle, violated federal labor law, according to an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The landmark that dominates Seattle's skyline is owned by Space Needle LLC, a private company owned by the descendants of the construction entrepreneur Howard S. Wright. The company he founded later built the Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair. A spokesman says the company plans to appeal the judge's decision.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:20:12 +0000 Ashley Gross 14573 at http://www.kplu.org Space Needle Owners Violated Federal Labor Law, Administrative Law Judge Finds Space Needle's Treatment of Workers on Trial http://www.kplu.org/post/space-needles-treatment-workers-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p><p>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. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:17:45 +0000 Paula Wissel 10052 at http://www.kplu.org Space Needle's Treatment of Workers on Trial First-married couple raises equality flag on Space Needle http://www.kplu.org/post/first-married-couple-raises-equality-flag-space-needle <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The two women who were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Washington state are grand marshals in the annual Seattle Pride Parade.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>West Seattle couple Jane Abbot Lighty and Pete-e Petersen also stood on the Space Needle on Sunday morning to raise a giant marriage equality flag above the Seattle icon. The flag featuring a red equal sign is making its first appearance atop the Space Needle.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:47:47 +0000 The Associated Press 9219 at http://www.kplu.org First-married couple raises equality flag on Space Needle Will South Lake Union rezone actually protect more views? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-south-lake-union-rezone-actually-protect-more-views <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Will allowing tall buildings in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood block views of the Space Needle? One Seattle City Council member says the rezone will actually preserve more views.</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 8205 at http://www.kplu.org Will South Lake Union rezone actually protect more views? Space Needle workers say labor dispute is escalating http://www.kplu.org/post/space-needle-workers-say-labor-dispute-escalating-0 <p></p><p>A labor dispute is heating up between workers at the Space Needle and the private owners of Seattle’s most famous landmark. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:10:08 +0000 Ashley Gross 7856 at http://www.kplu.org Space Needle workers say labor dispute is escalating Update: The 'Trees' design wins Space Needle contest http://www.kplu.org/post/update-trees-design-wins-space-needle-contest <p>The contest for designing the top of the Seattle Space Needle went from six choices to one - trees.</p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:18:35 +0000 Jake Ellison 6549 at http://www.kplu.org Update: The 'Trees' design wins Space Needle contest #topthis – Public to design the Space Needle’s top http://www.kplu.org/post/topthis-public-design-space-needle-s-top <p></p><p>The roof of Seattle's iconic Space&nbsp;Needle was repainted on Tuesday with the message "top this" to promote a new contest in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:15:25 +0000 The Associated Press 6073 at http://www.kplu.org #topthis – Public to design the Space Needle’s top Tucson man wins space trip in Space Needle contest (video) http://www.kplu.org/post/tucson-man-wins-space-trip-space-needle-contest-video <p>Gregory Schneider of Tucson, Ariz., has won a trip to space in celebration of the Seattle Space Needle&#39;s 50th anniversary.</p><p>He beat out five finalists in Seattle this week for some final competitions. (Video of the event after the jump.)</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 21:41:57 +0000 Jake Ellison 4972 at http://www.kplu.org Tucson man wins space trip in Space Needle contest (video) Meet the finalists in the Space Needle's trip to space contest http://www.kplu.org/post/meet-finalists-space-needles-trip-space-contest <p>The five finalists in a contest to be sent into space as part of Seattle Needle&#39;s 50th anniversary celebration are in Seattle this week.</p><p>The final phase of the contest begins Monday morning. The finalists will each face three challenges before the winner is announced on Wednesday. (Meet the finalists after the jump and pick whom you&#39;d send into space.)</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 15:32:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Jake Ellison 4944 at http://www.kplu.org Meet the finalists in the Space Needle's trip to space contest