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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.
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.
“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”.
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT HAVE COMPLETLEY SOLD OUT THE AMERICAN WORKER.
Sort of. The company knew but didn't care until they realized they were under the microscope.
Are you sure if you had a republican governor, things would be any different?
Exactly what Tancredo has been saying for years, also, back when he was but a voice crying out in the wilderness....
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.
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.
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.