Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:55 PM
Amerigo Vespucci (30,885 posts)
Palermo's Pizza (Milwaukee) Responds to Union Drive By Reporting Workers to Immigration Enforcement
June 14, 2012 10:00 AM
Palermo's Pizza Responds to Union Drive By Reporting Workers to Immigration Enforcement
By Kenneth Quinnell
Workers at Palermo's Pizza in Milwaukee have been striking for two weeks in response to the company using threats and retaliation against workers engaged in a unionization drive. Most extreme among the accusations is the claim that Palermo's attempted to kill the union drive by reporting employees to immigration enforcement for possible deportation. The National Labor Relations Board is intervening and requiring a union election for July 6.
The need for a union at Palermo's is obvious:
“We want Palermo’s to treat us as a person,” striker Orlando Sosa said as he picketed Palermo’s Milwaukee factory.
In interviews last week – some on a picket line, others following a Get Out the Vote Rally led by Jesse Jackson – Palermo’s workers said the strike was caused by years of abusive work conditions and weeks of anti-union intimidation.
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Palermo's Pizza (Milwaukee) Responds to Union Drive By Reporting Workers to Immigration Enforcement (Original post)
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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)
Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:39 PM
TrollBuster9090 (1,892 posts)
2. I like the way you think, brother. ;)
I also hope this outrageous action encourages everybody in the State to unionize. And do it NOW while we've still got a federal labor relations department that is at least half-way sympathetic to labor.
Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)
Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:15 PM
HubertHeaver (1,117 posts)
4. That is the equivalent of an
airstrike on their own position. You invite the Feds in, they will look for violations--for what ever, where ever.