Here’s Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski joining protesters outside the Bay View Piggly Wiggly operated by Paul Butera. Zielinski joined protesters who were showing their their support for the locked out Crystal Sugar Company.
Now here’s Tony Zielinski with Paul Butera, the chairman, CEO, and president of Piggly Wiggly Midwest.
Paul Butera is notable not only because he’s the operator of the Bay View Piggly Wiggly, but also because he’s so anti-union he’s actually been sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board.
Since my original report about Zielinski’s connection to Paul Butera, Zielinski has scrubbed his reelection website of any mention of Paul Butera, including the above photo of Zielinski and Butera. While supporters of Zielinski have been quick to point to his long record of support for labor unions, I can’t help but wonder which Tony Zielinski is runnging for reelection – the Tony Zielinski that supports workers and labor unions or the Tony Zielinski that welcomes the support of an anti-union business owner like Paul Butera.