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    Pressure Mounts as FreshDirect Turmoil Rises

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/ ... oil-rises/

    [quote]By Sewell Chan

    Several leading public officials — including the city comptroller, William C. Thompson Jr., the City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, and the Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer — gathered on the steps of City Hall this morning for a rally to protest the departure of immigrant workers from FreshDirect, the online grocery delivery service based in Queens.

    The rally, organized by the New York City Central Labor Council of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., is the latest volley in a mounting protest against the company, which forced out at least 100 workers this month in advance of a unionization election and a review by federal immigration authorities.
    Today, Mr. Thompson and United States Representative Nydia M. Velázquez, who represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, sent a letter to Julie L. Meyers, the assistant secretary of Homeland Security who oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They accused the agency of interfering with the unionization drive and demanding that the agency hold off on the review.

    Also today, a representative of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York weighed in on the dispute. “The recent turmoil with FreshDirect and its workers is an obvious illustration of the need for comprehensive immigration reform that is just and humane,
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    [quote]Also today, a representative of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York weighed in on the dispute. “The recent turmoil with FreshDirect and its workers is an obvious illustration of the need for comprehensive immigration reform that is just and humane,

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    [b]The recent turmoil with FreshDirect and its workers is an obvious illustration of the need for comprehensive immigration reform that is just and humane,

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    It's far past time to put these managers on trial. I want jail time and a hefty fine for the company... and I mean hefty... these companys want a huge pay off and forcing us citizens to pay for public services to the Illegal Aliens... We want re-embersment

    We also need to go after the AFL - CIO .. we need to be able to do a class action law suit for thier meddling in the US government laws

    Legislation needs to be pushed to allow the citizens to go after punitive damages in the Billions and Billions of Dollars
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    The New York Slimes's OBL propaganda machine is out in full force this week because of the FD fracas:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/nyreg ... f=nyregion

    [quote]And when Fresh Direct held a job fair this week, though hundreds of applicants lined up in the cold, many lost interest as soon as they learned about the low starting pay and low-temperature workplace: $7.85 an hour to pick and pack groceries at night, in 38-degree chill, often for more than eight hours at a stretch. “They said, ‘Dress as warm as you can,’
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    You may read more on Fresh Direct here and comment -

    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-95201.html

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    [quote]Another applicant, Eibar Amaya, 47, an immigrant from Colombia who is now a United States citizen, gave his verdict in succinct, if imperfect English: “Pay too little, no good.
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    Yes, the company is paying horrible wages.

    With free healthcare, subsidizing housing, food stamps, no need to buy auto insurance, etc., they do pretty good.
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    Why doesn't the Vatican take on the illegals if they want them so badly? Oh, I forgot...the Vatican has a wall around it.

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    Supply and demand.....if they can get workers at that wage, they will take them. They will never pay more as long as illegals will work for that amount. Get them out....wages go up! Already has been proven in the chicken plants.

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