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Posted on 12/16/2007 5:30:01 AM PST by engrpat
Dozens of Employees Walk Away From Electrolux
NewsChannel 5 looked into whether the plant employed illegal immigrants. Sources told NewsChannel 5 more than 100 workers have been let go in the past couple of days. The employees said it was complete chaos. According to a NewsChannel 5 source, so many workers have been let go that it has been hard to do their jobs at the Electrolux plant.
Second and Third shifts have been hit the hardest, and they believe the company is taking action to fix a problem that should not have happened in the first place. Diane Casey has lived across the street from the Electrolux plant for years. In that time she has had a front row seat of who comes in and out of the plant, but Friday was different from the rest. It was an observation shared by many during the plants' shift change around 1:00 Friday afternoon.
According to a NewsChannel5 source, Electrolux let go 120 employees Thursday and 52 on Friday.
"They were calling your supervisor, calling names to go to HR, taking them to HR and from there walking them out the door. Something about their ID's or Social Security numbers weren't matching," said an anonymous employee. Electrolux released the following statement: "Electrolux does not tolerate or condone the use of false documentation in attempting to establish work eligibility. Every new hire undergoes two verifications of employment eligibility. In light of the recent news stories, we are conducting a review of employment eligibility documentation. The company's policy regarding the presentation of false identity or work authorization documents is termination of employment." "After our last break on the lines it just went berserk," said the employee.
A phone call during second shift Thursday night prompted many employees to walk out.
"Somebody had called in saying INS was going to be there to pick them up when they walked out the door, so they voluntarily walked out themselves," said the employee. The situation could hurt Electrolux's production. Electrolux wouldn't confirm or deny the number of workers that have been let go in recent days or why. The immigration and customs enforcement department, better known as "ICE," is looking into illegal document vendors in the Springfield area.
Earlier this week, federal Agents arrested two people, and charged them with making and selling fake IDs in Robertson County.
Next there are a couple of plants in bristol Virginia they need to look at! Well it actually so close to Tennessee you could say either.
Been saying this all along. Show determination in enforcing our existing laws and the illegal immigration problem will begin to implode of its own weight.
This business about having to deport 10-12 million illegals is BS. They’ll begin to leave of their own volition once it’s evident there’s no reason for them to remain and many reasons to avoid deportation.
Bet many had a problem speaking English.
This may have been a clue that was ignored.
What is it that sucks? Surely not the illegals getting g the boot?
If you remember from last week, this was the place that would hire illegals thru a contract agency. They would work for 90 days until they got caught and then get rehired with different paperwork on another shift.
Well you can’t round up 12,000,000 people. You know! That would be ridiculous. We just have to accept these people, they’re doing jobs Americans won’t do. You know like stoop labor, working in factories, brain surgery.(sarc)
Koch industries in Morristown..... are you paying attention?
How about Tyson foods in Huckansas.
.....plants in bristol Virginia ...
The Electrolux plant in Pine Flats closed
Uhhh...it’s a pun. Vacuum cleaners, sucks....
Welcome to FR!
Also, you think Terry will put JIM GILCHRIST up for the "Most Horriblest Clown of the Week" on Sunday night on his show??
In other words, all the illegals got out before la migra showed up.
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