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This is a critical week for the striking workers at Palermo's Pizza.
Last week's successful nation-wide Week of Action led to informational pickets at Costco stores across the country, urging Palermo's largest supplier to stand on the side of worker justice and pull Palermo's/Kirkland frozen pizza from their shelves.
This Friday, Palermo's CEO Giacomo Fallucca will meet with national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Washington DC, in an effort to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between the company and its workers' concerns over serious health and safety violations, low wages, and a lack of paid sick days.
We sincerely hope that this meeting will lead to a meaningful discussion and a fair resolution.
In the meantime, we are building for Friday and beyond with several key events to highlight this important moment in the campaign.
Please note the following calendar and feel free join us at any of these events:
THURSDAY AUGUST 30
4 PM- COSTCO informational picket & action
Friday's meeting is a sign of progress, but now is not the time to let up! Members of the Palermo's Workers Union are asking for help keeping the pressure on Palermo's this week in order to ensure a productive meeting this Friday in Washington. Costco members are especially needed.
Costco is a union employer and has a pro-worker Supplier Code of Conduct. The boycott campaign is taking a high-road approach by asking Costco to honor their own Supplier Code of Conduct and cancel their contracts with Palermo's.
If you are a Costco member, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be at the Costco store in Grafton, WI from 4 pm- 6pm on Thursday. Meet at the Hwy 60 entrance, next to the Kohler Credit Union (off of Hwy 60 & Port Washington Road.
FRIDAY AUGUST 31
9 AM - Press Conference at Palermo's (3301 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee) with Palermo workers, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, and more.
1:30 PM - Join the striking Palermo workers on the picket line as they march during the time that President Trumka will be meeting with Giacomo Fallucca!
7:30 PM - Palermo Workers Union Fundraiser - Join us for an evening of song & dance to benefit Palermo's workers! We will be also be reporting the results of the meeting earlier that day between President Trumka and Giacomo Fallucca.
Food/bar will be available.
For those who can't make it, you can also donate easily to the strike fund by clicking here.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3
11 AM - LABORFEST! Milwaukee Labor Day Parade & Festival
Voces will be marching this year with the United Steel Workers and the Palermo Workers Union in the annual Labor Day Parade in Milwaukee.
The Palermo's struggle has become the post-recall campaign for all Wisconsinites who care about the right to organize for a voice on the job. Palermo workers on strike will be marching shoulder-to-shoulder with supporters from across the state in the parade.
Join us and all community supporters of worker rights downtown at Veteran's Park next Monday!