Milwaukee – Palermo Workers on strike participated in a one-day solidarity fast on Monday, September 17, to express their solidarity with workers on strike against a General Motors Colombia. Some of the Colombian strikers are also participating in a “Fast to the Death” to bring attention to their struggle.
Employees of the Colombian outpost of American car manufacturer GM renewed their call for international solidarity actions on September 3rd, after four days of talks facilitated by the Federal Mediation and Reconciliation Services broke down, and even the involvement of US State Department failed to help reach an agreement. Continue reading “Palermo Workers Fast in Solidarity with Colombian Workers.”
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, a contingent of striking Palermo workers traveled to Chicago, to march in solidarity with striking educators in the third largest public school system in the country.
“As workers who are also fighting for a greater voice on the job, we know how difficult this decision must have been for CTU to make,” said Raul de la Torre.
Before boarding buses filled with Milwaukee educators and other pro-union allies, striking Palermo’s workers explained to local media why they were going to Chicago. Continue reading “Palermo Workers Stand with Chicago Teachers”
We know that our boycott campaign is affecting business-as-usual at the Palermo Pizza, because consumers have the power to affect big business where it matters most – their bottom line.
YOU have the power to help us make an even bigger impact and push Palermo’s to the bargaining table! Do you have one hour a week to stand in solidarity with workers on strike against Palermo Pizza? Continue reading “”
On the eve of Washington, DC, meeting between Palermo’s CEO Giacomo “Jack” Fallucca and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, community allies joined with striking workers for boycott action in Grafton, WI.
The group spoke with dozens of shoppers on their way in to Costco Wholesale, the largest distributor of Palermo’s pizza, and urged Costco members to join the boycott campaign.
A number of Costco members allied with the Palermo’s Workers Union went inside Costco to ask for a printout of the total dollar amount they had spent at Costco in 2011 and so far in 2012. They were surprised to discover that the sum total of purchases made by just three Costco members amounted to nearly $18,000. Continue reading “Workers and Allies Boycott Action in Grafton, WI”
The now three month old strike at Palermo’s was a focus of Milwaukee’s annual Labor Day parade on September 3, as well as celebrations of labor in nearby Racine, Madison, and even as far away as Los Angeles, California.
Striking members of the Palermo Workers Union joined with the local United Steelworkers contingent in the annual Milwaukee Labor Day parade and Labor Fest. Many Palermo workers brought their families and children, some of whom also carried signs, flags, banners, noisemakers, and informational literature. Continue reading “Palermo Workers Strike a Major Focus on Labor Day in Milwaukee and Nationally”