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22 Things We’re Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Check out the 22 things after the jump.

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COSTCO: Doing the Right Thing

COSTCO: Doing the Right Thing

If you pay much attention to COSTCO, the Washington-based competitor to Walmart's membership-based warehouse store, Sam's Club, you know the chain is one of the better companies in the country in terms of how it treats its workers and customers. When asked why COSTCO is so successful and profitable, CEO James Sinegal said, "We pay workers $45k/year, provide health insurance and let them unionize—the opposite of what Walmart does."

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Support Striking Palermo’s Workers during National Pizza Week

Support Striking Palermo’s Workers during National Pizza Week

It’s National Pizza Week (Jan. 9- Jan. 16) and we’re inviting pizza lovers everywhere to celebrate in solidarity with the striking workers at the Palermo’s Pizza factory in Wisconsin. Striking since last summer, these workers are remaining strong in their plea to management for the recognition of their union and the reinstatement of those who were wrongfully terminated.

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Taking the Truth About Palermo's Pizza to Costco

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The striking Palermo’s Pizza workers’ Truth Tour hits Seattle today where Palermo's workers and their allies are marching to Costco’s corporate headquarters in nearby Issaquah to urge Costco—the largest retailer of Palermo's products—to support the workers and stop selling the pizzas. Palermo's Pizza workers, who have been on strike since June 1, are demanding safe working conditions and recognition for their union.

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Take Action to Support the Palermo's Truth Tour

Take Action to Support the Palermo's Truth Tour

Striking Palermo’s Pizza workers have set off on a Truth Tour to educate the public about their strike and build support for a national boycott of Palermo's products. Palermo's workers have been calling on Costco to stand with them and stop selling Palermo's Pizza products. 

Palermo’s Pizza workers have been on strike since June 1, 2012. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is investigating charges that the company illegally fired nearly 90 workers in response to a request for recognition of the Palermo Workers Union.

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Palermo’s Pizza Doesn’t Deliver—On Jobs

Palermo’s Pizza Doesn’t Deliver—On Jobs

Palermo’s Pizza, where workers have been on strike since June 1 protesting unfair labor practices, has received some $26 million in local, state and federal funds since 2005. The majority of funds were earmarked for job creation and economic development. But a new report from the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Research finds little evidence Palermo's has kept its word.

Released today in Milwaukee, “Too Much Pork in the Pepperoni Pizza?” finds that because of the lack of transparency and accountability on the part of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC), which administered much of Palermo’s corporate welfare, “We can’t know whether Palermo’s has kept its promise.”

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No Justice, No Piece: Update on Palermo’s Pizza Boycott

After more than three months on strike, workers at Palermo's Pizza and their supporters continue to put pressure on Costco, the largest retailer of Palermo's products. Because of mounting public pressure and more than 50 actions at various Costco locations all over the country, Palermo’s CEO Giacomo Fallucca met with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka last Friday, to begin a discussion to resolve this issue for workers and Palermo’s customers.

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National Week of Action at Costco in Support of Palermo's Workers

Palermo's workers are launching a week of action at Costco locations around the U.S. Photo courtest of The Stand (www.thestand.org).

Closing in on their third month on strike, workers at Palermo's Pizza and their supporters continue to put pressure on Costco, the largest retailer of Palermo's products.

Beginning today, thousands of community activists and workers in more than 20 cities around the country will be participating in a National Week of Action at various Costco store locations. These events will inform Costco customers and employees of the worker abuses at Palermo's Pizza. 

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Palermo CEO Seeks Meeting with Trumka in Pizza Strike

The AFL-CIO welcomes a dialogue with Palermo Villa Inc. CEO Giacomo Fallucca to discuss the company’s recent actions in response to union organizing efforts among workers at the pizza manufacturing plant in Milwaukee, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.

I am encouraged by your willingness to discuss workers’ desire for a voice on the job. It is only through open dialogue that management and labor can reach a just and fair resolution of workplace problems, and I am happy to participate in opening such a dialogue.

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Striking Palermo's Workers Ask Costco to Enforce Suppliers Code of Conduct

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Workers at Palermo's Pizza in Milwaukee, Wis., have been on strike for nearly two months in a struggle for justice with one of the largest frozen pizza manufacturers in the nation. You can help the workers—like Laura Torres, a single mother of six who has worked at the Palermo's plant for 10 years—by asking Costco, Palermo’s biggest customer, to urge the pizza maker to respect workers and improve working conditions at the plant.

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