Skip to comments.Dozens of Employees Walk Away From Electrolux
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.
That sucks for them...a play on words...Electrolux, get it?
You know, it’s a vacuum cleaner thing!!!
Anybody shopping for a vacuum this Christmas?
Welcome to Free Republic. Have you been called a newbie yet!
Strikes have come after the dims took control of Congress, along with doubling of crude oil and recession in the housing market...
If the administration were serious about enforcing our immigration and employment laws, this wouldn’t make the paper, because it would be happening in thousands of workplaces EVERY DAY!! This is the sort of thing that Mike “Open Borders for Jesus” Huckabee was railing against as governor of Arkansas, but people on this very site think he’ll enforce these same laws as president!!! Huh?!
Hahahahahahaha! That's a good one!!
No, that’s why I’m curious about who does.
That’s hitting below the belt and I’m not going to stand for it! Mike Huckabee will enforce our border laws every bit as good as George W Bush and John McCain. So lay off the Huck.
Nor have we heard one word about the illegal freeloaders/scumbags from anyone else in TN.
This business of there only being 10-12 million illegals in this country is BS. I've traveled the US extensively. From my observations, I'd say the number is probably 4 times that, maybe higher.....
I agree completely. if the jobs go away, so will the illegals.
I'm sure you're right. But I'm not going to post some arbitrary figure that I can't back up.
"How about Tyson foods in Huckansas."
How about every fast food restaurant in the U. S.
And, to extrapolate a bit further - how many of our hospitals, all across the country - are closing up because of all the free health care given to the illegal scumbags.
Hummmm! I'm going to give that some thought, you might be onto something there.
Now there's a description that should have a very serious federal crime attached to it.... something like TREASON with the punishment to be hanged until dead, publicly.
We need a web site or spot on FR where people can post a list of the biggest employers of illegals by city and plant.
Then we can use that to beat on local MSM,ICE, and the corps hq.
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