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Day-to-Day Report on Pizza Time Strike

Updates provided by mediaisland.org.

Day 7 - Friday, February 18, 2005

Pizza Time workers head into their seventh day on the picket line confidant that negotiations will go as well as yesterday. Olympia Pizza Time workers are negotiating directly with the owners. Pizza Time workers anticipate being back to work soon with all demands met. Please stand with us during this important round of negotiations.

Pizza Time workers invite everyone down to the corner of 4th Ave. and Jefferson today to improve work conditions and end workplace discrimination.


Day 6 - Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Olympia community's support continues to inspire Pizza Time workers into Day Six. None of this would be possible without the overwhelming support, love and generosity the Olympia community gives striking Pizza Time workers. Pizza Time workers are ready to support others in our community who struggle for basic rights and an end to workplace discrimination of all kinds.

The workers want to return to their jobs and their livelihood, and are confident going into negotiations with Shane Bloking and majority owner Richard Kelley. Richard Kelley is expected to return from his vacation home in Mexico sometime today. Pizza Time workers invite the community at large to join the picket line on this important day.

Pizza Time Workers ask the community at large to lay on their horns, join the picket line and continue to express the community togetherness that makes Olympia a wonderful place to work and live.

Olympia Pizza Time workers urge community members to call John Vose at 1-800-798-1996 or fill out the "feedback" form at pizzatime.com.

Please print out our "We Support Pizza Time Workers on Strike" flyer and place it in your workspaces, store windows, car windows, house windows, etc.

Pizza Time workers are ready to negotiate and will picket on the corner of 4th Ave and Jefferson until Shane Bloking and Richard Kelley come to the table.


Day 5 - Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Olympia please give comments to Pizza Time Corporate President John Vose toll-free at 1-800-798-1996.

Pizza Time Corporate President John Vose has a lot invested in the name "Pizza Time." The Olympia store is the only franchise in the whole Pizza Time chain. Pizza Time Corporate President John Vose has a vested interest in maintaining good public relations with the communities Pizza Time stores operate in. Pizza Time workers think John Vose should hear comments about the Olympia store and how Shane Bloking and Richard Kelley are treating local workers unfairly.

Olympia Pizza Time workers urge community members to call John Vose at 1-800-798-1996 or fill out the "feedback" form at pizzatime.com.

Please print out our "We Support Pizza Time Workers on Strike" flyer and place it in your workspaces, store windows, car windows, house windows, etc. 

Pizza Time workers thank everyone for their participation in this stand for workers rights and justice. Let John Vose know how you feel.


Day 4 - Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Pizza Time workers remain in high spirits on Tuesday and are stronger than ever. Community support for the strike continues to grow. Pizza Time workers feel they are winning and Pizza Time owners Shane Bloking and Richard Kelley are running out of tactics to distort this campaign. The workers feel their reasonable demands will be met soon.

Pizza Time workers look forward to negotiating with Shane Bloking, Richard Kelley and Judi Kelley on Thursday when the Kelleys get back from their vacation home in Mexico. Pizza Time workers will walk the picket line at 4th Ave. and Jefferson until then.

For more information please come to the picket line and talk to the workers or visit www.mediaisland.org


Day 3 - Monday, February 14, 2005

Pizza Time workers and community supporters kept the pressure on Pizza Time owner Shane Bloking for nine straight hours on Sunday. Through hail, rain, sunshine and strong winds, Pizza Time workers stood their ground defending their rights as workers.

Pizza Time workers, once again, were greeted with overwhelming support from all facets of the Olympia Community. City Councilman Joe Hire, speaking on behalf of the Olympia City Council, commended the workers for their actions on the picket line. With reasoned arguments against buying food from pizza time, many customers respected the strike and chose to take their business to more worker-friendly establishments.

The unbelievable show of community support is what is really making this happen. The workers are grateful, for the warmth and compassion extended to them by the people of Olympia.

Come join the picket line at 12 noon at 4th Ave. and Jefferson St.