Monday, June 25, 2012

Chicago's Palermo Pizza facing union organizing, immigration issues by Illegal Beaners

No longer are the illegal beaners afraid to talk to the media and be public. Now the illegal aliens want unions and higher pay... Fucking amazing!
PHOTO: Three-year employee Leopoldo Rodriguez chants with other protesters on strike Friday at Palermo Villa Inc. in the Menomonee Valley. Protesters have been meeting for two shifts a day Monday through Saturday, chanting phrases such as "No justice, no pizza." The employees also want a promise by Palermo that they will not turn in undocumented workers.

Menomonee, WI - When it announced it would move its sprawling frozen pizza business into the Menomonee Valley's new business park, Palermo Villa Inc. was praised by city officials as a corporate star, bringing new development and good paying jobs to the heart of the city.

That was in 2005, when Palermo agreed to buy 14 acres of city-owned land and build a 100,000-square-foot facility that consolidated operations from three locations - including one in Illinois - in the valley. Since then, the company that markets frozen pizzas throughout the United States and Canada has expanded, churning out products under its own name, as well as other supermarket brands. Today it employs 450 workers.

It's a business that's boomed, especially in tough economic times, when popping a frozen pizza in the oven is cheaper than takeout or a night at the corner restaurant.

But today the company finds itself at the center of several hot-button issues - unionization, jobs and immigration enforcement - that have drawn national attention.

Workers - most of them Latinos who had either walked off the job or been fired - have picketed outside the company all month as part of an effort to form a union, which workers say is needed to deal with sick day policies, wages, discrimination by some supervisors and retaliation for efforts to form a collective bargaining unit. There's an attempt to start a boycott of Palermo's pizza.

The AFL-CIO, steelworkers union, Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association and other unions, along with faith groups such as the Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope and political figures including state Reps. JoCasta Zamarripa and Josh Zepnik, both of Milwaukee, have rallied with the workers.

The national "Nuns on the Bus" tour, a group of Catholic sisters who visited Wisconsin last week as part of a tour protesting Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget, joined the striking workers to offer support.

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and worker rights group, has been helping the workers organize and maintains the company is using an immigration audit it recently underwent as a tool to bust the organizing effort.

The company has fired back in what's becoming a heated battle.

"The allegations leveled against Palermo are categorically false," said Chris Dresselhuys, director of marketing.

The story of Palermo Villa is the quintessential American success story, founded by Sicilian immigrant Gaspare "Jack" and Zina Fallucca, he said.

"Papa worked his fingers until they bled doing stonework, and then he was able to open an Italian bakery and later the pizza business," he said.

Fallucca's sons Giacomo and Angelo now run the business.

Dresselhuys said Palermo's pay is in line with wages paid by other companies its size that use unskilled workers. He said the company offers health benefits and paid time off. He denies there have been discriminatory or retaliatory actions.

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT ALL BUSINESSES employing Illegals. They are taking jobs from American Citizens, White, Black, ALL races of Citizens. We remain unemployed while THEY get the jobs.

Fuck Those Beaners! said...

INS needs to raid the place, herd the beaners into a holding area.

Then separate the legally here from the illegal's and deport the illegal's and their families for starters.

Then Palermo needs to start hiring the local Cheese Heads. Which they should have been doing all along. Got out of Shitcago but took the wrong thinking with them!

No one except legal citizens should have any rights!

Anonymous said...

No sympathy here. Millions of legal US citizens out of work and these illegals taking our jobs and then....bitching about it.
Many people would be happy with that job. I say to Palermo --

Never give up! It's one thing to immigrate legally and then earn it, BUT it's altogether another thing to BE illegal and DEMAND benefits without earning them.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't we just go RICO on their asses and make sure that none of them had jobs ( or assets)

Anonymous said...

Fuck palermos. They hired these scabs n saved lots of money. Fine them AND deport the parasites. Fuck em all

Anonymous said...

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Tico said...

Big win for the Obama Administration as the Supreme Court strikes down the racist Arizona immigration law. The tea-baggers hate will not be tolerated; and Mitt Romney took a bad hit on this one after voicing strong support to use as a model for his stupidity

Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you hire Duke and Joe.

Shun them both.

Anonymous said...

Taco said...Big win for the Obama Administration as the Supreme Court.

The court upheld the part of the law that had real teeth, so hop back on the lettuce truck and go back to ol' Meh Hee Ko.

Anonymous said...

AMERICAN TRUTH,COME LEGAL, WORK HARD.BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND BE PENILISED. COME ILLEGAL.WORK WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION, PISS AND MOAN AND BE REWARDED,

Anonymous said...

Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass loves pizza he eats 8 Xlarge pies a day. He's in training

Anonymous said...

I'll never buy a Palermos pizza again after hearing they hire illegals.

If I walk into a restaurant and see illegal looking cooks, I walk right out. I eat at home most of the time now. I save a lot of money, and I know I wont come down with some malady due to poor hygiene practices of the staff.

Perry F'ing Mason said...

WAKE UP - Palermo is just as guilty as the illegal beaners.

Palermo wanted to "cut costs". Well, they cut costs to a point of doing things illegally.

FINE THEM as well.

Some of the previous commenters are right. Screw ALL of them. The owners hiring illegals and the illegals who all-of-a-sudden want rights.

Next case.

Anonymous said...

Ungrateful ratz.

Anonymous said...

Let Palermo hire college kids who need the work because their diplomas are not worth shit.

And, p.s., add more fucking cheese please!

Anonymous said...

Let Palermo hire college kids who need the work because their diplomas are not worth shit.

And, p.s., add more fucking cheese please!

Anonymous said...

' I just stopped buying palermo pizza .............no more you illegal cocksuckin democrats

Anonymous said...

Shaved,
Kill em all -Let God sort em out!!
Phuk these Illegal parasitic assholes!!

Anonymous said...

That Nuns on a Bus aka travelling whorehouse made a bunch of pesos off the poor illegals slumming outside that legitamate business.

Anonymous said...

Fire them all and start over..

I Voted For Obama said...

Leopoldo Rodriguez voted for Obama, then asked him did he want sausage or pepperoni on his pizza.

I Voted For Obama said...

Leopoldo Rodriguez voted for Obama, then asked him did he want sausage or pepperoni on his pizza.

Anonymous said...

Let Palermo hire college kids who need the work because their diplomas are not worth shit.

And, p.s., add more fucking cheese please!

June 25, 2012 6:27 PM
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Right!!! I will not buy another Palermos until they hire American Kids that need the jobs.


Are you listening Palermos?

Anonymous said...

first off - ship back every fucking illegal - no bullshit, straight to deportation.

then fuck that union bullshit too. close the whole fucking place and move to a right to work state like Indiana or n. carolina...

Anonymous said...

Stay the fuck out of Palermo's until they hire Americans that need a job.

Anonymous said...

then fuck that union bullshit too. close the whole fucking place and move to a right to work state like Indiana or n. carolina...

Wisconsin is a right to work for less state dumb ass.

Anonymous said...

"Menomonee, WI"

Unions in WI acting up? Lordie no! That can't be so...

Lose a recall much Union Demorats?

New Laws said...

illegal in possession of untaxed US CURRENCY open fire!

I Voted For Obama said...

No, they are not listening.

Mississippi Madman said...

a promise they wont report illegals? FUCK THAT send ME there Ill drop dime (and hammer if need be) on every one of you fucking illegal spic motherfuckers.