Workers protest pizza maker
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Union members and others protested a Milwaukee area Costco and called for a boycott of a pizza maker.
Protesters accuse Milwaukee-based Palermo’s Pizza of unfair labor practices and want Costco to pull the pizzas from its shelves.
WTMJ-TV reported that dozens protested in front of the Grafton Costco on Saturday. The immigrant rights group, Voces de la Frontera organized the protest.
Workers, many of whom are Hispanic, have been on strike since June 1. They say. the company has tried to stop them from forming a union. Palermo’s management denies that.
Palermo’s says Chief Executive Officer Giacomo Fallucca and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka are trying to set a meeting.
Union members were expected to hold protests at 25 Costco stores around the country.
——— Information from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com