MILWAUKEE— Federal Labor officials say Milwaukee based-Palermo’s Pizza did not manipulate an immigration audit as retaliation for workers’ efforts to form a union. A key charge made against the company by Voces de la Frontera.
Voces de la Frontera had filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The immigrant-rights group, now workers center union organizing political attack group, has been trying to organize workers at the company.
Irv Gottschalk, head of the Milwaukee NLRB office, said Last week that he did find merit to the group’s claim that when workers went on strike June 1st they were threatened with losing their jobs. He says Palermo’s has expressed interest in working out a settlement for that.
Voces’ de la Frontera said they were glad for those NLRB’s findings but disappointed about losing the majority of their allegations against the company. The group plans to appeal to the NLRB in Washington, D.C.
Palermo’s said it was a major victory that vindicates Palermo’s.