Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Solidarity Fish Fry, Week 24: There's Always Room For More

This week is number 24 for the Solidarity Fish Fry.  

Negotiations between the union at Serb Hall and management continues.  Due to the rules of collective bargaining, they cannot give specific details, but I have been told that they have made some progress, but there are still a number of sticking points that is making it slow going.

But still, the fact that management has sat down at the negotiation table again, instead of just trying to bust the union, is significant progress.

And as they continue to come to a contract, we will continue to show our support for the unions by following these five simple steps:

  1. Go to Serb Hall in Milwaukee anytime between 11:30 am and 9 pm.
  2. Tell the host you want a union table - the servers are usually Michelle, Victoria and Sandra
  3. Enjoy a fish fry or buffet
  4. Leave a good tip and make sure they know it's in support of the union workers
  5. Move along so the other union supporters can get their fish fry on too.
We are hoping that Randy Bryce will behave himself this week, but there are no guarantees when Randy gets near tartar sauce, as we know all too well:


  1. It’s sad that unions have become the very thing they were organized to fight. Their legacy, gone.

    1. Get a grip - or at least over your envy. With 1 in 10 manufacturing workers beholden to private equity, unions are the last hope for humane treatment and pay that can support a family. Instead of mocking them, you should be rooting for them. When they're gone - there's nothing stopping the 1% coming after you. Make no mistake, they're coming for it all.

    2. Unions were organized to fight solidarity? Wait! What? I don't even...