Palermo workers drop union bid

Workers at Palermo Villa Inc. have withdrawn their petition for union representation with the National Labor Relations Board, according to Ben Mandelman, Milwaukee officer-in-charge.

“We have received confirmation from the National Labor Relations Board that the group seeking to form a union at Palermo’s has voluntarily withdrawn its request for a vote. We are glad that this effort has now ended,” said Giacomo Fallucca, president and chief executive officer of Palermo’s, in a statement.

“Palermo’s is a strong, family-owned company that succeeds because of its values, its integrity and its commitment to hard work. Our company will continue to focus on the efforts that help us deliver a great pizza experience coast-to-coast. This means we will continue to engage and respect all of our employees, provide a quality work environment and offer a good, family-sustaining job with great benefits. It also means we will continue to be a leader in demonstrating our corporate commitment to Milwaukee and the surrounding area.

 “As we mark the 50th year since my parents started this company, we are pleased that we can now devote all our attention to providing the best pizza experience possible, beginning here in our hometown of Milwaukee.”

Spokespeople for Voces de la Frontera, which was representing the workers trying to form Palermo Workers Union, could not be reached for comment. The Palermo Workers Union’s website has been taken down.

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