Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Solidarity Fish Fry This Friday!

This past Sunday, I told the gentle reader about the rotten way that Serb Hall was treating its employees, all in order to bust the union.

They were hassling workers until they left in frustration. Those that remain get the worst sections to work and then they won't seat people in their sections anyway.

This is all going on while they are supposed to be in contract talks with the workers, which Serb Hall's management is treating with the same lack of respect as they are giving their workers. In the latest offer from management, they expected about a dozen workers to give up $80,000 in concessions to pay for the poor mistakes that management has made.

At the time I took a lead from the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and made the following suggestion:
Something has to be done to help our brothers and sisters out.

But that something is not what some of you might suspect.

Usually the response to this sort of action would be to go to Serb Hall and protest their unfair labor practices and/or to boycott the place.

I do want you to go to Serb Hall, but not to protest or hold a rally.

I want you to go to Serb Hall and enjoy a fish fry. But I want you to go and make sure you ask to be seated in one of the union waitress sections. Ask for Patricia, Sandra, Mary Ann, Victoria, and/or Michelle. If the hostess tries to tell you their sections are full, tell her you'll wait until there is an opening.

And while the board had taken away their gratuities, the union won them back through arbitration. So after you have enjoyed your meal, please make sure you leave a healthy tip. The waitresses will appreciate it and it will send a clear message to the board that they would do well to rethink their policy.

And tell them Cog Dis sent ya.
Well, Meg and I got to talking about it and the more we talked about it the more we liked it. So we decided to make it an actual event. We even created a Facebook page for it.

If you are in the area, please join us. No RSVP needed since you're buying your own dinner.

And if you play your cards right, Meg might let you take a picture with her.

And if you play your cards wrong, you get to take a picture with me.