June 1: March for a Slice of Justice

By Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

On June 1, 2012, pizza workers at Palermo’s Pizza in the Menomonee Valley walked off the job for better wages, safe working conditions and the right to a union. Since then, Palermo’s has refused to meet with the workers. Just recently, OSHA cited Palermo’s for 8 safety violations and a worker lost 3 fingers in an on-the-clock accident.

One year later, workers want the owners of Palermo’s, the Falluca brothers, to know that they’re not done fighting for justice and they won’t quit until they get an opportunity to sit down at the table to negotiate a resolution to their dispute.

Join strikers and their loved ones on Saturday, June 1, 2013, for an 18-mile March for a Slice of Justice. The march will begin with a sendoff rally at 8:00 a.m. at Palermo’s Pizza, 3301 W. Canal St., and end with an 8:00 p.m. candlelight vigil at the Falluca brother’s home.

Workers and community members are taking the fight for justice straight to the doorstep of the Palermo’s owners, who, to this day, have refused to so much as call workers to reach a fair agreement.

It’s a long march from Palermo’s in Milwaukee to the owner’s home in Mequon, but it’s also been a long fight. We encourage you to take part at any point of the march that works for you. See below for locations of rest stops where supporters can join and march a comfortable distance.

In Solidarity,

Phil Neuenfeldt, President

Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer

March Route, Rest Stop Locations and Approximate Timing

  • Start at 3301 W. Canal St. (8:00AM)
  • 3.4 mi REST STOP #1: Fond Du Lac @ W. Burleigh @ N. 36th St. (10:00AM)
  • 6.1 mi REST STOP #2: N. Fond Du Lac @ W. Hampton @ 68th St. (11:45AM)
  • 10.0 mi REST STOP #3: Maple Tree Elementary School, N. 107th St. and Fond du Lac Ave. (2:00PM)
  • 12.0 mi REST STOP #4: Popuch Park, 8500 N. Granville Rd. (3:45PM)
  • 16.5 mi REST STOP #5: Pigskin Inn, N. 107th and Freistadt Rd. (6:30PM)
  • VIGIL: Meet at Rest Stop #5 to walk the last 1.5 miles with Palermo’s workers, or catch a ride in a shuttle to the vigil site at 12801 N. Fox Hollow Rd. There is no parking at the vigil site.

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