Alabama: A New Detroit, Or A New Bangladesh?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NeilBlanchard, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    I listened to this discussion - and I am truly shocked at the dire state of worker safety in automotive parts suppliers here in the US. Listen to this if you can:

    http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/04/11/alabama-manufacturing-detroit-cars

    People losing fingers, arms, falling into a tank of acid - or being crushed by welding robots and killed ... and then getting almost no support or compensation.

    They are paid minimum wage, and they risk everything.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Neil:

    SOB!!!

    Wayne
     
  3. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Why hasn't OSHA gotten more involved if it is that bad?
     
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  4. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    There was a great story in Bloomberg Business Week, the March 27 edition. Look for the cover with the black guy missing half his arm. I'm sure that Orange Julius will fix the problem. (NOT!!!)
     
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  5. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    That's a very good question. Alabama has to take some of the blame, I think. People are working for a temp agency, so the laws are set up to cover the liability of the companies - and people's rights are sacrificed for corporate profit.

    Listen to the program, if you get the time.
     

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