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  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Pennsylvania Focus: Union Solidarity Pizza...Winning Slice by Slice+

    This comes from Daily Kos and is a far more important effort than may be obvious. Union protesters need to eat and THIS is a key way to show solidarity.

    Y'all are awesome. I've been told for years the amazingness of the Kos community but my friends in PA were floored by the generosity of yesterday. So, as any good organizer, I'm here to ask for a fantastic day two.

    Can you buy a pizza or two, and ask your friends, family, and favorite canvass buddy to buy pizza, too?

    Thanks for the Pizza Solidarity!

    Give Kasa's a call at 570-476-7636 and ask for the pizza to be delivered to the Union RV.

    Kasa's is a fantastic family owner pizza shop- and they serve more than pizza. Salads, hoagies, chicken, seafood, pasta- and other yummy food too. If you are feeling adventurous, you can order something beyond pizza.

    Background on the Strike

    "Pocono Medical Center (PMC) in East Stroudsburg, PA is forcing hundreds of frontline caregivers – members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania – out on a second unfair labor practice strike, Tuesday, March 15th through Thursday, March 17th, 2011. PMC workers previously conducted a one-day unfair labor practice strike on February 9th. Like workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, and elsewhere who are standing up for the right to collective bargaining and in support of middle class jobs, PMC workers – nursing assistants, environmental and food service workers, lab workers, clerical employees , skilled maintenance employees and others –are fighting back against an assault on democracy and workers’ rights in our state.
    While all economic aspects of the contract have been settled, management continues to try and force workersat Pocono Medical Center to accept an open shop - a strategy both sides know is designed to weaken and ultimately break the union at PMC. PMC workers voted overwhelmingly in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-certified election last fall to keep their “union shop,” but PMC management is refusing to honor the workers’ democratic vote, forcing the workers out on the picket line for a second time."

    Please send these great folks a pizza or two!



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