Saturday, November 10, 2012

Solidarity Fish Fry Gets National Coverage

I am both excited and humbled to point out that the Solidarity Fish Fry has gained national attention, via Laura Clawson at Daily Kos:
This could have been another run-of-the-mill, sad story of union busting, if it weren't for the response. Milwaukee's Serb Hall is trying to bust its union, which is already down to just about a dozen people. So Capper, of the blog Cognitive Dissidence, organized a Solidarity Fish Fry, urging people to show up and ask to be seated specifically at the tables of the remaining union waitstaff. It's been going on several weeks now, and management is not happy to see people waiting in the bar for union tables while other tables go unfilled. Unfortunately, one of the union waitresses has been harassed into leaving recently. Check it out, though, for a great story of creative activism.
I still don't think I did a big thing. I only told people to go eat fish.

The real heroes are the waitstaff who are fighting for their rights and you, gentle eaters, who go week in and week out to show your support.

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