Boycott Palermo’s! Youth support striking pizza workers

first_imgProtest at Costco’s, which sells Palermo’s products.Photo: Wendi KentThe strike of workers at Palermo’s Pizza is entering its third month. On July 29, students from Youth Empowered in the Struggle and the United States Student Association, with support from labor, community and faith-based organizations, led a leaflet distribution and rally at Costco’s in Middleton, Wis., to support the striking Palermo workers.The targeting of Costco is part of a growing national boycott campaign on behalf of the mostly Latino/a workers at Palermo’s, on strike since June 1. The delegation to Middleton demanded that Costco, Palermo’s largest retailer, respect the dispute and pull Palermo products from its shelves until Palermo recognizes the Palermo Workers Union and its demands.Costco currently buys about 60 percent of Palermo products and sells Palermo’s frozen pizza under the name Kirkland. Costco management backed off from an earlier promise to meet with the delegation. The delegation vowed their boycott campaign would continue.The Palermo Workers Union is demanding union recognition, the reinstatement of workers fired or replaced for participating in the strike, an end to threats against immigrant workers, safe working conditions and negotiations for a labor contract. Since the strike began, thousands of supporters have been joining the picket line, thousands of dollars have been raised to help support the striking workers, and thousands of pounds of food and beverages have been donated to the strikers and their families.There is picketing on weekdays in Milwaukee from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palermo’s headquarters, 3301 W. Canal St. Supporters are also distributing boycott literature to area businesses. They meet weekdays at 5:30 p.m. at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St., and leaflet until 8 p.m. For more information see sliceofjustice.com and vdlf.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Grenade attack on newspaper columnist’s home, no one hurt

first_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago August 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Grenade attack on newspaper columnist’s home, no one hurt Reporters Without Borders is concerned for the safety of Ilocos Times columnist Steve Barriero following a 31 July grenade explosion outside his home near Laoag City in Ilocos Norte province, 400 km north of Manila, in which no one was hurt.Barriero has said he suspects the grenade attack was carried out at the behest of Marynette Gamboa, the mayor of the nearby town of Dingras, who was the subject of a column he wrote on 25 May referring to her as a “fugitive” from US justice.”This murder attempt is evidence of the danger Barriero is still running”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must investigate this attack with the aim of identifying and arresting those who ordered it. The possible implication of local officials must not be allowed to obstruct the investigation.”In his 25 May column for the Ilocos Times, a regional weekly, Barriero said Gamboa was wanted by the police in Ventura County, California, for possession of counterfeit US dollars and checks. He quoted reports in the Los Angeles Times to support his claim.Gamboa subsequently denied breaking any US law or being a fugitive in an interview published in the Ilocos Times on 29 June. After the grenade attack, she told the Centre for Media Freedom and Responsibility that she suspected that Barriero had himself staged it in order to be able to accuse her.An Ilocos Times columnist for the past six years, Barriero hired a bodyguard a month ago after a local official warned him he might be targeted. Receive email alerts Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newscenter_img News News Follow the news on Philippines February 16, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific June 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal traffic collision in Co. Limerick

first_imgLinkedin LimerickNewsGardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal traffic collision in Co. LimerickBy Staff Reporter – June 13, 2018 1422 Facebook Print Advertisement Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick’s bicycle doctors head for the hospitalsNext articlePetite Mayhem joins jazz ensemble for Shannon Rowing Club Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Gardaí in Bruff are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision on the N24 in Co. Limerick.Shortly before 11 am Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a collision involving a car and a lorry on the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road.The collision occurred on a straight stretch of road at Gortnadromin near the village of Dromkeen.The occupants of the car; a man in his 80s and woman 70s, were both pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver of the lorry (male 40s) was taken by Ambulance to University Hospital Limerick (his condition is not thought to be life-threatening).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The crash site remains closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local Divisional scene of crime officers are examining the scene.The local Coroner has been notified and arrangements are being made for the bodies to be removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Bruff 061-382940 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Twitterlast_img read more

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