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Trash workers strike in Montgomery County (Company retaliates requiring I-9 Forms)
Washington Post ^ | 9 Sept 2013 | Bill Turque

Posted on 09/09/2013 8:12:43 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Newly unionized workers pressing for health benefits at a company that collects residential trash and recyclables for Montgomery County charge that the firm has retaliated by threatening them with immigration enforcement.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: aliens
"When employees reported for work Friday morning, they found I-9 forms — required by the federal government to verify the identity of all U.S. workers — attached to their time cards.(snicker !!!)
1 posted on 09/09/2013 8:12:43 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

The firm is just obeying the law. This begs the question of why they didn’t do it at the time of hire.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 8:14:14 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

They were willing to look the other way as long as they were making money.

Lock up the owners and the illegals.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 8:21:47 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

You pegged it exactly. Ditto for your solution.

However, we also need to be locking up some folks a lot higher up the ladder if you get my drift.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

They are required to do the I-9 form prior to hiring. I would like to see the management taken to task for not doing it, then using it as a threat. Cops are not the enforcement arm of an employer doing something illegal.

Another trick used by employers is to get a government contract at prevailing wage, then paying their “undocumented” employees much less, pocketing the difference. The employees don’t say anything. Other honest bidders can’t compete, and there is no consequence if they get caught.

Mind you, I would not mind if everyone in that circumstance was taken to task, employers and illegal employees, but that won’t happen.

DK


5 posted on 09/09/2013 8:27:41 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: 11th_VA
I went to the link and still don't know what state this is in. Or is it in DC?

Sheesh.

Leni

6 posted on 09/09/2013 8:29:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Venturer
To all of you ranchers, farmers, restaurateurs, hoteliers, construction firms, trash haulers, and landscapers, thinking you're getting over on the rest of us by subsidizing your near-slave labor with our taxes: WAKE THE F**K UP.

Unionization of illegals who work, and a whole new permanent dependency class for those who don't is the end game of amnesty.

Not just voting for Dems, but millions and millions of new unionized, radicalized, and soon to be very, very expensive new "Americans" in trades and semi-skilled and low-skilled positions are what the Democrats want -- even more than they want voters. Because whether they vote or not, union labor contributes to PACs, marches in the streets, and puts pressure on the switchboards.

And all of you folks who think legalizing them will solve your problems are failing to see this. Once they're legalized, your problems have only begun...

7 posted on 09/09/2013 8:35:43 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Dental floss is too rigorous under the new standard.)
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To: MinuteGal

Monkey county is in Maryland.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 8:36:21 PM PDT by Palio di Siena (Even the liberal media can't keep lipstick on this pig.)
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To: Venturer
To all of you ranchers, farmers, restaurateurs, hoteliers, construction firms, trash haulers, and landscapers, thinking you're getting over on the rest of us by subsidizing your near-slave labor with our taxes: WAKE THE F**K UP.

Unionization of illegals who work, and a whole new permanent dependency class for those who don't is the end game of amnesty.

Not just voting for Dems, but millions and millions of new unionized, radicalized, and soon to be very, very expensive new "Americans" in trades and semi-skilled and low-skilled positions are what the Democrats want -- even more than they want voters. Because whether they vote or not, union labor contributes to PACs, marches in the streets, and puts pressure on the switchboards.

And all of you folks who think legalizing them will solve your problems are failing to see this. Once they're legalized, your problems have only begun...

9 posted on 09/09/2013 8:36:55 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Dental floss is too rigorous under the new standard.)
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To: Palio di Siena
Grazie tanto!

Leni

10 posted on 09/09/2013 8:39:35 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
It's Montgomery County, Maryland, which is a collar county of Washington D.C. Montgomery is an interesting place: there are a lot of very rich people, scientists and engineers, government employees at all levels, middle-income people, and a lot of poor blacks and Hispanics. The very liberal local government has declared itself to be a magnet location for illegals, which has freed nearby Virginia jurisdictions of some of the problems that come with illegal immigrants at the same time Montgomery taxpayers were burdened with their presence. It makes for a high crime rate and a very uneasy social mix.
11 posted on 09/09/2013 8:41:24 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: 11th_VA

How about a new law that says that any and all insurance policies are null and void if the insured party turns out to be in the country illegally. No refunds.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 8:45:38 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: MinuteGal

It’s in The Peoples Republic of Maryland


13 posted on 09/09/2013 9:10:19 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: 11th_VA
Montgomery County MD has more public debt then the entire state of Montana.
14 posted on 09/09/2013 10:43:13 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MinuteGal

MD


15 posted on 09/09/2013 11:29:00 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: FredZarguna

Amen Brother.


16 posted on 09/10/2013 4:57:48 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: JoeDetweiler
How about a new law that says that any and all insurance policies are null and void if the insured party turns out to be in the country illegally. No refunds.

Right, more laws to cover things which are not the governments business.

How about instead the free market? The insurance companies just add into the contract, "claims made by persons who are not US Citizens, or legal residents are considered fraudulent, so will not be paid."

17 posted on 09/10/2013 5:59:44 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Venturer
If I lived in that area I would drop the services of this company and use a different company. Millions of Americans are out of work, while companies like this hire illegals. It's a huge problem.
18 posted on 09/10/2013 6:01:21 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: peeps36

The real problem is that too many Americans are sitting at home collecting Welfare, Unemployment, Disability insurance, and other entitlements while these people are working.

Why would anyone work for $7.50 an hour when they can sit home making $11.00


19 posted on 09/10/2013 7:35:36 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: JoeDetweiler
I think that there are several states that don't allow illegals to receive workmans comp insurance, even though the employer has paid into it.

The unintended consequences is that the employer can get sued by the injured illegals lawyer. So the threat of a lawsuit, or the cost of defending against the lawsuit, makes the employer pay for the medical care, which means he is paying twice for the insurance.

20 posted on 09/10/2013 8:04:04 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Venturer
I just posted on another thread about 13 workers at a tree company being fired. They were using one social security number for work and a second social security number to collect unemployment and other government benefits. My friend got a job there a few months ago and the starting pay is $19 an hour. The illegals started out in landscaping but now they're in construction and every other trade.
21 posted on 09/10/2013 9:10:41 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: peeps36

I have a friend who is a roofer.

He says he cannot compete.

By the time he buys permits , License, insurance for his workers, and pays them he is in the hole.

The Hispanics pull up in a truck a dozen of them jump off no permits , no license, no insurance and no way can he beat their price.They are killing him.


22 posted on 09/10/2013 12:51:39 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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