Milwaukee Area Labor Council that they would pull all of their union business and after getting reprimanded by the National Labor Relations Board, management had Serb Hall was still being led by their greed.
In an effort to educate them and get our message into their heads, we called the management's negotiating team to advise them that we would also pull out our support of their business if they did not return to the negotiating table and start bargaining in good faith.
And that's just what we did with amazing success.
Sadly, Serb Hall still doesn't get it.
They have not returned to the negotiation table.
And if they won't return to the table, we won't return to their table.
For this Friday, eat at home, get a pizza, or go somewhere else.
But we shall send them another message by showing them that we hold true to our word, even if they won't hold true to theirs.
It was not an easy decision to make, but it was one that had to be made.
Even worse was Randy Bryce's reaction when he realized that there would be no tartar sauce:
He was inconsolable until I reminded him that other restaurants also have fish fries and have tartar sauce. I also reminded him that we would be back at Serb Hall as soon as they return to the bargaining table. Then Randy was all this:
So yes, we are taking this week off from the Solidarity Fish Fry. Next week, we will consult again with our union brothers and sisters at Local 122 to review the matter and see what our next action will be.