Thursday, January 10, 2013

Solidarity Fish Fry, Week 14: Go For The Halibut!

This coming Friday will be the 14th week of the Solidarity Fish Fry.

However, it's come to my attention that even after this long, it would be a good idea to review why we're doing what we're doing and how we are doing it.

In a crab shell, the management of Serb Hall is trying to bust the union their, no matter how many dirty tricks and illegal stunts they need to pull.

To show our support for our union sisters and brothers, I suggested a plan:
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.
The same holds true now, in Week 14, as it did in Week 1, except that Patricia is gone and Mary Ann is on medical leave.

So when you go, ask for Michelle, Victoria or Sandra.

But be careful. I have learned that even as recently as last week, management has been falsely telling people that there were no union waitresses working when there was in fact two of them.

Also make sure they know to seat you at a union table. I've seen them try to get people to sit at non-union ones, telling the customers falsely that it was a union table.

And if they say there is no union servers working, then please walk out, but not until you tell management exactly why you're going somewhere else with your hard earned money.

And if you do get a union waitress, make sure you leave her a good tip.

So come down and join me and my partner in pollack, Randy Bryce, for a good old-fashioned fish fry.

And tell them that Cog Dis sent ya.

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