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Thursday, December 31, 2015

“All You Americans Are Fired.” Black Americans Fired To Make Way For Guest Workers

A shocking move that allowed members of The H-2 guest worker program has been revealed by Buzzfeed. Keep in mind, this is a program that is SUPPOSED to make it so that Americans keep working – not employing foreign born workers and forcing citizens to the unemployment line:

The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn’t supposed to deprive any American of a job. But many businesses go to extraordinary lengths to deny jobs to U.S. workers so they can hire foreigners instead. A BuzzFeed News investigation.

“All you black American people, f*ck you all…just go to the office and pick up your check,” the supervisor at Hamilton Growers told workers during a mass layoff in June 2009.

The following season, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about 80 workers, many of them black, were simply told: “All you Americans are fired.”

Year after year, Hamilton Growers, which has supplied squash, cucumbers, and other produce to Wal-Mart and the Green Giant brand, hired scores of Americans, only to cast off many of them within weeks, according to the U.S. government. And time after time, the grower filled the jobs with foreign guest workers instead.

Although Hamilton Growers eventually agreed to pay half a million dollars to settle the suit, company officials said the allegations are baseless. Mass firings never happened, they said, nor did anyone use racially inflammatory language. But workers tell a different story.



Anonymous said...

There is an import tax and other taxes on autos and other goods brought into the US then apply an guest worker / immigrant worker tax.

Anonymous said...

Good idea, 2:34.

Anonymous said...

2:34 and 3:10 good idea, but how about we just enforce the laws already on the books?
Round them up and deport them. All of them!

Anonymous said...

5:38 Obama and Liberals will not do this so we see everyday. I believe the tax on them would cost them money since they will technically be paying the US to work here which takes more money out of their so called wages. But we all agree.

Anonymous said...

We need a list of the companies who do this and we need to start boycotting. I have not shopped at Walmart in over 8 years because of their business practices. Now I won't be buying Green Giant either.