Workers at Palermo Pizza in Milwaukee have been on strike since last week to protest working conditions and to demand recognition for their union. And I think they deserve recognition for their union, to be treated fairly, and for management to sit down and negotiate with them. Do you?
You can sign a petition here Tell Palermo’s Pizza – Stop the Harassment
Here’s where things are at now: Palermo Villa Forced To Shutdown Three Pizza Production Lines Due To Employee Strike
Milwaukee – On Thursday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. has learned exclusively that Palermo Villa executives have been forced to shut down three pizza production lines from the existing five lines for 1st and 2nd shifts, leaving the entire third shift for cleanup and maintance work. Attorneys representing both sides have been in contact and are trying to solve differences between Palermo Villa owners and the employees who decided to go on strike since last week.
Employees called for a statewide boycott of Palermo’s Pizza products on Tuesday. The boycott is steadily gaining support in the south side of Milwaukee and is spreading throughout the city and other parts of the state.
The employees on the picket line claim, Palermo’s Pizza, 3301 W. Canal St. have forced ill employees to work or get fired after taking three days of leave to get well. Employees who get sick are at risk of contaminating the food production at Palermo’s and they have been trying to get additional days to recuperate from an illness.
They are also attempting to form an employee union, but Palermo Villa management has threaten employees with termination, if they join the picket line. There are about 130 employees at the plant.
If you’re interested in helping here’s more info:
1) Donating here! We’ve set up this fund to help workers who are losing income that is critical to supporting their families. Some of us have been working at the plant for over 12 years- we are risking everything to stand up for our rights.
Whatever you can give to help offset our lost income is greatly appreciated. All donations will go straight to the workers.
2) Calling Palermo’s at 414-643-0919, press 0. Say that you won’t support Palermos products until they respect their workers right to organize, and do not hire replacement workers during negotiations.
3) Joining the striking workers at the picket line! We will be in front of the plant at 3301 W. Canal St. throughout the day on most days. The most critical time to have people join is during workers’ shift changes- early morning (8-10 am), mid-afternoon (2-4 pm, and late evening.(8-10 pm).
Side note: For all those complaining that the anti-Walker, pro-worker campaign should have taken more radical actions, well here’s your chance…
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