A lot has happened since we last e-mailed you with an update on our fight for justice at Palermo’s Pizza.
You may have seen in the news recently that after tens of thousands of e-mails and dozens of actions outside Costco stores around the country, Palermo’s CEO Giacomo Fallucca reached out to us about meeting to come to a resolution to reinstate fired workers and recognize our union.
This is a good step and we couldn’t have gotten here without your help. Palermo’s executives are really feeling the pressure, but this doesn’t mean we can let up now.
Over the coming week, thousands of people will particiapte in a national week of action outside Costco stores, including at an event outside of Costco headquarters in Seattle today, to make sure the company keeps the pressure on Palermo’s to follow through with their commitment to resolve this issue in the right way for its workers and customers.
Even though there isn’t an action planned in your area, you still can help.
Call Costco now at 425-313-8100 (dial zero to speak with an operator who will direct your call) and tell the person you speak with you want the company to call on Palermo’s to reinstate fired workers and recognize our union. You may be put on hold for a few minutes while they transfer you but stay on the line.
The bottom line is Palermo’s is scared because you are helping to expose their dirty tactics and motivated Costco, the largest purchaser of its products, to question whether Palermo’s meets the high standards the company sets for its suppliers.
It is more important than ever that we do everything we can to show people are still watching and will not rest until fired workers are reinstated to their jobs and our union is recognized.
Can you help us keep the pressure on Palermo’s by calling Costco now at 425-313-8100 (dial zero to speak with an operator who will direct your call and stay on the line if they transfer you)?
We hope Palermo’s will end its misinformation campaign and sit down with us to find a resolution that will get everyone back to work, provide us with a voice on the job and create a safer workplace so we can continue to provide the best quality pizzas to Palermo’s customers.
But until that happens, we cannot let up. Thank for you for continuing to stand with us.
Raul de la Torre
Organizing Committee, Palermo Workers Union