Pizza workers hold informational picket

WW photo: Bryan G. Pfeifer

Palermo’s Workers Union members and supporters participate in an informational picket at a Sendik’s grocery store in Shorewood, Wis., on Sept. 12. They distributed leaflets to store patrons describing why the workers have been on strike since June 1 and asking shoppers not to purchase Palermo’s products. Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., union workers and their supporters visit a different store in the region to inform patrons of the boycott.

Labor and community organizations such as Voces de la Frontera, United Steel Workers, various Occupy groups in Wisconsin, union teachers from Milwaukee and Madison, the United States Student Association, Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement and many others are supporting the striking workers. The group Youth Empowered in the Struggle, YES!, is leading a boycott of Palermo’s products at Costco stores in Wisconsin and nationwide.

For the boycott schedule and other information, visit or The picket line schedule is Monday through Friday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3301 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee.

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