Friday, July 15, 2005

Local Action at Ramada and Pizza Time

Greetings from the Olympia Workers Association!

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First of all: there will be a demonstration tommorrow in front of the
Ramada Inn Governor House from 4-7 PM, during the Lakefair parade. Secondly, labor struggles at Pizza time in Olympia are heating back up.

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from UNITE-HERE Local 8:


Come and join us on the sidewalks near the...

Ramada Inn Governor House in Olympia
621 S Capitol Way
Saturday, July 16th between 4pm and 7pm during the
Grand Capital Lakefair Parade (starts at 5pm)

We want to let everybody know what is going on inside the Ramada Inn
Governor House.

Sandra Miller told us in a short conversation in front of the hotel
yesterday that she loves her food and beverage workers, and that she is
paying good wages to her employees.

In an e-mail Sandra Miller sent out to state legislators recently, she
revealed that she pays her hard working dishwashers $7.35/hour. A good
livable wage?? And she did not really show a lot of love for her food and
beverage workers when she laid them all off last week.

Don’t let her get away with this! Show your support for the workers!

See you on Saturday,

Stefan Moritz
Union Organizer, Unite Here Local 8
Office: (206) 728-2326, Ext. 24
Fax: (206) 728-9772


We need to show managers like Sandra Miller that Olympia will not tolerate
this type of Union busting. The Ramada Inn food and beverage workers have
all been laid off to punish them for being in a union and to avoid
providing health care for the workers. There will be thousands of people
in the streets tommorrow and we should all be there to support the

In other news...

The Pizza Time Workers on Strike are preparing to make another stand for
workers rights. Olympia Pizza Time is set to reopen any day under new
ownership (word on the street is the 20th). The new owners refuse to meet
with striking workers. The striking workers are asking the new owners to
meet with the Olympia Workers Association to negotiate for decent working
conditions. On July 12th, the Olympia Pizza Time strike entered its 5th
month. Community Support is needed to send a clear message to the new

Once the store opens the Olympia Workers Association will maintain a
community presence in front of Pizza Time until the owners agree to
respect workers' rights. We urge the community of Olympia to stand in
support of workers' rights and buy their pizza elsewhere until Pizza Time
becomes a socially responsible business.

We'll send out more info once the store opens, but stay tuned. Support of
the whole community is needed to convince the owners that Olympia business
owners need to treat their employees rights. In addition to boycotting
Pizza Time, we need people on the sidewalk with us. Be on alert for new
developments and the opening of the store.


OWA organizers meet every Monday at 6:00 at the office, in the garage
behind the Catholic Worker / Bread & Roses house at 1320 8th Ave SE, on
the east side (8th and Boundary). General Membership meetings are held
the first Monday of each month. Anyone is encouraged to come meet with us
every Monday, but especially the next General Membership meeting on
Monday, August 1st. The monthly meetings are intended to be the monthly
assembly of the Olympia labor movement, so everyone is encouraged to
attend, to coordinate worker action throughout Olympia.

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Thanks and see you on the streets!


c/o The Olympia Workers Association

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