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AP: Companies plan trip for protesting students
ap ^ | 8-19-11 | MARK SCOLFORO

Posted on 08/19/2011 12:55:39 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

HARRISBURG, Pa.—Foreign students who walked off their jobs in protest this week at a plant that serves The Hershey Co. may soon be getting a free trip to see some of the United States' cultural and historical landmarks. Rick Anaya, chief executive of the nonprofit that helped bring the students to the U.S., said Friday that the plan emerged after a two-hour conference call with representatives of the other companies involved in their employment. The students began a strike Wednesday, saying their work was so strenuous and low-paying they've been unable to see much of the country.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: hershey; immigrants; immigration; jobs; protestors; students; visa; yutes
The students began a strike Wednesday, saying their work was so strenuous and low-paying they've been unable to see much of the country.

Shoulda got a guvmint job.

1 posted on 08/19/2011 12:55:41 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How about they get a trip straight back to where they came from?


2 posted on 08/19/2011 12:57:43 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Obama wins because Republicans are afraid of being called racists.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Foreign students who walked off their jobs in protest this week at a plant that serves The Hershey Co. may soon be getting a free trip to see some of the United States' cultural and historical landmarks.

I'd much rather give them a trip to see their families permanently.
3 posted on 08/19/2011 12:57:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So tell me, is this HERSHEY corporation itself? What exactly does this factory do?

I want to know, so I can be sure to avoid purchasing any candy this place makes. I won’t support such bullcrap with my HARD EARNED DOLLARS.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 1:00:17 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Hmmm? Crazy for their company to do this! Maybe I should protest my company, until I get them to give me a free vacation, with pay, and for them to pay all my vacation expenses. This is so stupid.


5 posted on 08/19/2011 1:02:46 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Actually I’m kind of curious about the status of these “students”. Are they here on student visas? Are they actually attending any classes?

Anybody this willing to pay them off with an expenses paid trip around America is hiding something.


6 posted on 08/19/2011 1:03:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Didn’t see any mention of which country they’re “visiting” from, did you?


7 posted on 08/19/2011 1:04:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Didn’t see any mention of which country they’re “visiting” from, did you?


8 posted on 08/19/2011 1:04:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Take them to that cultural landmark called the Mexican border and shove the little ingrates back across it. They can protest in their home countries until their hearts are content, at least until they get rounded up and shot by the secret police.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 1:05:26 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Shouldn’t they be in school?


10 posted on 08/19/2011 1:06:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It’s not Hershey. It’s a contractor of Hershey they were working for.


11 posted on 08/19/2011 1:07:21 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: WOBBLY BOB

why bother?


12 posted on 08/19/2011 1:08:01 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

more here..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2765835/posts


13 posted on 08/19/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT by mo
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Send their sorry asses home. Open those jobs up for an American who would most assuredly be glad to have it. What the hell are the folks doing working there in the first place?


14 posted on 08/19/2011 1:23:31 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: Graneros

It pays something like $8.25 and hour. Nobody will get rich on it but its an entry level job.


15 posted on 08/19/2011 1:28:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Steely Tom

see post 13...just “foreign”.


16 posted on 08/19/2011 1:46:02 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Geeze, all the chocolate they could eat, and they’re STILL complaining?


17 posted on 08/19/2011 1:50:04 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Graneros
Send their sorry asses home. Open those jobs up for an American who would most assuredly be glad to have it. What the hell are the folks doing working there in the first place?

Well-stated, Graneros! (and fire the POS bureaucrat that gave these ingrates work visas)

18 posted on 08/19/2011 2:09:03 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: WOBBLY BOB
“Somebody has been circulating a letter that they will get several thousand dollars back if they protest and be a part of this movement,” said CEO Rick Anaya. “We have not gotten any cooperation from the kids. Somebody is promising them a lot of money in order to participate in this protest.”

He acknowledged that the jobs are “fast-paced” and involve heavy lifting, but said the students knew what they would be doing. He said he became aware of complaints two weeks ago and sent managers to Pennsylvania to work out differences.

The students were offered the opportunity to leave the job if they were unhappy, he said.

Sounds like the Council for Educational Travel USA CEO, Rick Anaya, has changed his tune...now offering trips for these poor 'lil darlings?

Dispatch-Herald article

This program is handled by thru Hillary's Czarship...

19 posted on 08/19/2011 2:19:44 PM PDT by moovova (“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich. plant.)
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From another article at http://www.worldcorrespondents.com/foreign-student-workers-protest-outside-hershey-plant/8816634

.A spokesperson for the Hershey Co. says that the plant is not managed by them, but by a division of German company Deutsche Post DHLA called Exel Logistics. Exel then turned to SHS Onsite Solutions, in Lemoyne, for staffing arrangements. An SHS Onsite spokesperson claimed that they connected with the Council for Educational Travel USA, in California, which recruited at least 370 of the students, and acts as their host. The company is listed as a J-1 sponsor by the U.S. State Department.

20 posted on 08/19/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: moovova

Sounds like an SEIU set up.


21 posted on 08/19/2011 2:29:28 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Longer story here:

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/08/19/general-specialized-consumer-services-us-hershey-foreign-worker-protest_8632430.html


22 posted on 08/19/2011 3:24:42 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Sounds like an SEIU set up.

My first thought exactly. Probably a "2-fer" though. With the flip-flop the CEO did, he probably got a tongue-lashing from the State Dept (which handles the SEVP - exchange programs and F, M and J category visitors, and The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)).

SEIU chewing from one side...Hillary from the other.

I know these "student/labor exchange" companies are private/non-profit, but I wonder if they get Fed $?

23 posted on 08/19/2011 6:26:20 PM PDT by moovova (“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich. plant.)
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To: moovova

Most major “non-profits” are just money laundering operations for moonbat lefties.


24 posted on 08/19/2011 6:35:45 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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should be a bus trip straight to the airport and flight home - bunch of ingrates.
25 posted on 08/19/2011 7:04:10 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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