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Old 11-23-2012, 17:45   #271
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Originally Posted by berto62 View Post
Bet these guys wish they had a union.

Former skilled laborers imported from the Philippines to work for Grand Isle Shipyard Inc filed a class-action lawsuit against the company a year ago charging it with abusive and exploitative working conditions, including requiring them to pay between $2,000 and $3,500 a month to live in 10-foot by 10-foot rooms, six to a room, on a work barge and in a Galliano bunkhouse that had been converted from a bowling alley
I'm familiar with this. You're assuming it's true? Or could it be an attorney fishing expedition? Grand Isle Shipyard is a big business owned by a much bigger corporation. You reckon they have an HR department that keeps them in compliance with labor laws?

All of the welding/fabrication yards in south LA bring in foreign workers because they can't find enough skilled American workers to do the job. They house them, feed them and provide them with bus transportation to shopping venues.
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