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    Read this heart-wrenching story about employers not paying their employees! Told from the perspective of the Director of the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center

    http://constructioncitizen.com/blog/...-texas/1203071

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgtxpride View Post
    Read this heart-wrenching story about employers not paying their employees! Told from the perspective of the Director of the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center

    http://constructioncitizen.com/blog/...-texas/1203071
    i've worked for companies that went bankrupt and still got my last paycheck, why these bung holes won't pay their worker's is beyond me.
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    When there is an oversupply of workers, and high unemployment, there will always be desperate workers willing to put up with mistreatment from employers.

    This can clearly be seen in the shrimp fields in Thailand. The workers are treated like animals in a prison camp. Yet even knowing this, there are always plenty of more impoverished Thais willing to try to get these jobs. They are desperate and do not really have a choice. They try to convince themselves things will not really be as bad as they have heard.
    Workers told Thai police who raided one factory in September 2006 "that if they made a mistake on the shrimp peeling line, asked for sick leave, or tried to escape, they could expect to be beaten, sexually molested, or publicly tortured," according to the report.

    The plant, Ranya Paew, "was more like a fortress than a factory, with 16-foot-high barbed-wire capped walls, an armed guard force, and an extensive internal closed-circuit television system," the Solidarity Center alleged, citing Thai police reports.

    "Behind the walls, the police found a scene that one report described as 'little short of medieval,' with hundreds of workers literally trapped inside the compound, living in squalid conditions, forced to work long hours, and subjected to physical, emotional, and sexual intimidation and abuse. Workers who angered the employer were often 'put to shame' in front of others by having their hair cut or shaved in patches. Women and girls were stripped naked and publicly beaten as a form of discipline."

    Often the workers are young girls. They are forced to spend so much time wading in the murky water that their feet often develop gangrene, and many workers have had their feet or legs amputed. There is no worker compensation, and such workers are then forced to be reliant on their family or live the rest of their life as beggers in the streets.

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    So... what do we do about it?

    Let 'em go under.
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    This is almost as bad as insurance companies and corporations cheating employers. trickle down economics.
    Last edited by Clint Torres; Apr 17 2012 at 12:35 PM.

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