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Dozens of Employees Walk Away From Electrolux
News Channel 5, Nashville, TN ^ | 12-16-07 | Staff

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: aliens; crimaliens; electrolux; goodnews; identitytheft; idtheft; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; sanctuary; tennessee
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1 posted on 12/16/2007 5:30:03 AM PST by engrpat
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To: engrpat

That sucks!


2 posted on 12/16/2007 5:30:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I m might be wrong, but I don’t remeber our Dem gov. saying one word about illegals in Tenn.
3 posted on 12/16/2007 5:34:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: engrpat

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.


4 posted on 12/16/2007 5:35:12 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

remember


5 posted on 12/16/2007 5:35:45 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: engrpat

Great News!


6 posted on 12/16/2007 5:36:46 AM PST by Haddit (Hunter is still the Best)
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To: engrpat

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.


7 posted on 12/16/2007 5:37:10 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: engrpat

Bet many had a problem speaking English.

This may have been a clue that was ignored.


8 posted on 12/16/2007 5:37:55 AM PST by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That sucks!

What is it that sucks? Surely not the illegals getting g the boot?

9 posted on 12/16/2007 5:41:12 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: engrpat

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.


10 posted on 12/16/2007 5:41:20 AM PST by Haddit (Hunter is still the Best)
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To: bcsco

Right!


11 posted on 12/16/2007 5:41:48 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: engrpat

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)


12 posted on 12/16/2007 5:42:06 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: engrpat; Tennessee Nana

Koch industries in Morristown..... are you paying attention?


13 posted on 12/16/2007 5:42:07 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: bert

How about Tyson foods in Huckansas.


14 posted on 12/16/2007 5:43:59 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: org.whodat

.....plants in bristol Virginia ...

What plants???

The Electrolux plant in Pine Flats closed


15 posted on 12/16/2007 5:44:40 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: aroundabout

Uhhh...it’s a pun. Vacuum cleaners, sucks....


16 posted on 12/16/2007 5:44:55 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: engrpat
Ahhhh, makes me want to go out and get a new Electrolux product for Christmas.
17 posted on 12/16/2007 5:44:56 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: aroundabout

Welcome to FR!


18 posted on 12/16/2007 5:45:20 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: Tennessee Nana
You are needed over here. Take a lookie.

Also, you think Terry will put JIM GILCHRIST up for the "Most Horriblest Clown of the Week" on Sunday night on his show??

19 posted on 12/16/2007 5:45:42 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: engrpat
"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."

In other words, all the illegals got out before la migra showed up.

20 posted on 12/16/2007 5:46:02 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: aroundabout

That sucks for them...a play on words...Electrolux, get it?


21 posted on 12/16/2007 5:47:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: aroundabout

You know, it’s a vacuum cleaner thing!!!


22 posted on 12/16/2007 5:49:14 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Wonder Warthog

Anybody shopping for a vacuum this Christmas?


23 posted on 12/16/2007 5:50:01 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: aroundabout

Welcome to Free Republic. Have you been called a newbie yet!


24 posted on 12/16/2007 5:51:47 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: engrpat

Strikes have come after the dims took control of Congress, along with doubling of crude oil and recession in the housing market...


25 posted on 12/16/2007 5:52:20 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Why has gasoline gone up over $1/gal since dims took Congress???)
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To: engrpat; All

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?!


26 posted on 12/16/2007 5:52:57 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: bert
Do you think electrolux is the only plant that hires illegals.
27 posted on 12/16/2007 5:53:26 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: org.whodat
"Do you think electrolux is the only plant that hires illegals?"

Hahahahahahaha! That's a good one!!

28 posted on 12/16/2007 5:54:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: org.whodat

No, that’s why I’m curious about who does.


29 posted on 12/16/2007 5:55:09 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


30 posted on 12/16/2007 5:56:40 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Coldwater Creek
...but I don’t remeber our Dem gov. saying one word about illegals in Tenn.

Nor have we heard one word about the illegal freeloaders/scumbags from anyone else in TN.

31 posted on 12/16/2007 5:59:21 AM PST by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: bcsco
This business about having to deport 10-12 million illegals is BS.

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.....

32 posted on 12/16/2007 6:00:48 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Debates? Those weren't no stinkin' debates!)
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To: bcsco

I agree completely. if the jobs go away, so will the illegals.


33 posted on 12/16/2007 6:01:23 AM PST by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: ontap

lol!


34 posted on 12/16/2007 6:01:40 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: Thermalseeker
This business of there only being 10-12 million illegals in this country is BS.

I'm sure you're right. But I'm not going to post some arbitrary figure that I can't back up.

35 posted on 12/16/2007 6:03:56 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: ontap; bert
"Koch industries in Morristown....."

"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.

36 posted on 12/16/2007 6:07:51 AM PST by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: bcsco
But I'm not going to post some arbitrary figure that I can't back up.

Hummmm! I'm going to give that some thought, you might be onto something there.

37 posted on 12/16/2007 6:08:23 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: engrpat
"illegal document vendors "

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.

38 posted on 12/16/2007 6:30:58 AM PST by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: ontap

Tyson everywhere.
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.


39 posted on 12/16/2007 6:35:07 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: engrpat
From second hand knowledge....
I have been told, by a family member...
The same thing happening at Electrolux happened where this family member works. All the illegals were rounded up and fired because of fraudulent documents. Within 30 days, all the same illegals were rehired as more fraudulent documents were presented for a rehire. Should Electrolux use the same practice, the illegals will be back in a short time period. This opens a window of opportunity for companies and the illegals. Once found out by HS, the company fires the illegals, then rehires the illegals, once more phony documents are presented. Vicious Circle, and can and is being utilized repeatedly.
40 posted on 12/16/2007 6:37:09 AM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. And Vote For Mr. Duncan Hunter, America! TLWNW)
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To: ontap

“How about Tyson foods in Huckansas.”

We’ve had the number of tuburculous reports here in North Alabama. One company had over half the work force identified as failing the TB test.

What is truely remarkable is that one TV station went to the clinic where these people were being tested/treated to see if they could interview any of them. The TV crew reported that they could not get any interviews since none of those identified “spoke English”.


41 posted on 12/16/2007 6:38:48 AM PST by DugwayDuke (Ron Paul - building a bridge to the 19th century.)
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To: DugwayDuke

That’s priceless!


42 posted on 12/16/2007 6:40:23 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: engrpat

CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT HAVE COMPLETLEY SOLD OUT THE AMERICAN WORKER.


43 posted on 12/16/2007 6:40:57 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: engrpat
they believe the company is taking action to fix a problem that should not have happened in the first place

Sort of. The company knew but didn't care until they realized they were under the microscope.

44 posted on 12/16/2007 6:43:14 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Are you sure if you had a republican governor, things would be any different?


45 posted on 12/16/2007 6:43:33 AM PST by muggs
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To: engrpat
"Nature abhors a vacuum."
-Baruch Spinoza
46 posted on 12/16/2007 6:43:59 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: bcsco
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.

Exactly what Tancredo has been saying for years, also, back when he was but a voice crying out in the wilderness....

47 posted on 12/16/2007 6:46:02 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: no-to-illegals

Yep. These companies insulate themselves by hiding behind a layers of deniability, often outsourcing their hiring/vetting, as Electrolux does, to an overseas firm. Absolutely no question that this is a sophisticated ring.


48 posted on 12/16/2007 6:49:28 AM PST by Eroteme
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To: bcsco
They’ll begin to leave of their own volition

Hopefully, they will leave. If enough politicians start making noise about providing tax money to support them while they look for another job to steal, they might just stay.

After all, if they have a mortgage and kids in the local public school, it would be difficult to uproot all that.

49 posted on 12/16/2007 6:53:49 AM PST by Bernard
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To: nicmarlo
The law is ripe for abuse. Companies receive information that illegals are working for the company. The company fires the illegals. The company rehires the illegals after more phony documents are presented. That gives the company another 90 days before they are informed again. Fire the illegals, rehire the same illegals. What has been set up is a basis to establish a pattern only by an offending company. But once in court the company pleads innocent based on their not knowing the documents were phony.

I would like to be more positive, but the only way to stop this is to round these people up, as the company is in the process of firing them. Then the illegals go across the border and come back. America is caught up in a vicious circle. To remove the illegals will take force, regretfully, and prison time for company officials. I want these people removed, but I realize this is another part of the plan by which a nation can be brought to its knees through Economic Warfare.

The solutions presently being utilized are a disgrace to common sense. Our government officials are giving out free health care, free welfare, free educations, etc. The illegals coming here are involved in fraud, theft, murder, rape, and countless other crimes. The illegals are taking advantage and the illegals have had a taste of being able to take advantage. The situation is grim at best. The only solution left is to utilize the full force of the law. Regretfully, the full force of the law will never be utilized against the illegals. A majority of the politicians want the illegals here.

50 posted on 12/16/2007 6:59:45 AM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. And Vote For Mr. Duncan Hunter, America! TLWNW)
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