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Old 11-20-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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More than a dozen industrial laundry employees, many of whom are undocumented, have been left wringing their hands and squeezing money from their pocketbooks after not being able to cash their last three paychecks.

Employees at West Coast Linen, a laundering service at 8190 Murray Ave., have not been paid for their last five weeks of work, employees said. Employees also allege that the company is pressuring them to keep quiet by threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which captures and deports illegal aliens. When contacted, a top employee at the Gilroy branch acknowledged that people were not being paid and that the company was in disarray.

"They keep lying to us and telling us to keep working and that there will be money in the bank in a couple of days," said a middle-aged female employee who asked not to have her name printed for fear of retaliation


http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/250892-illegal-laundry-workers-seek-unpaid-wages

Can we say desperate IDIOTS?
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Can we say criminals should never prosper from their criminal deeds?
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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Can we say criminals should never prosper from their criminal deeds?
bwahahaha . . YES WE CAN. I have no problem with working 5 minutes overtime with no pay but 5 WEEKS with no pay? The more I read, the crazier these people get.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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It's hard to take sides on this one. On one hand the employer is dead wrong, and slavery is against the law, not to mention bringing in illegals to work for illegal wages. However these people are committing a crime, they know they have no right to that job in the first place.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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The only fair thing -- confiscate whatever money the illegal employer has, split it up and give it to the illegals but deport them back to their own homeland.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Desperato.
"I'm almost willing to be deported," said one employee, who has a wife and children and who received an eviction notice because he is behind on rent. "What the heck am I doing here? I'd rather be suffering in my own town," he said.

Please don't go.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Pa
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I am here breaking your laws. I have a right to be compensated for breaking your laws. Either you compensate me or I want to be deported.
Prepare the railgun of deportation. We have a volunteer.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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I am here breaking your laws. I have a right to be compensated for breaking your laws. Either you compensate me or I want to be deported.
Prepare the railgun of deportation. We have a volunteer.


So they employer can pocket their salary ?

Pay them and deport them but pay them . If not you now start a trend where low level mngrs hire illegals with co owners okay .

They dont pay them and co owner pleads ignorance that he had no idea they were illegal and now has no obligation to pay.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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The only fair thing -- confiscate whatever money the illegal employer has, split it up and give it to the illegals but deport them back to their own homeland.

I agree otherwise the employer wins or at least saves some money . To reward the enabler is absurd.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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I am here breaking your laws. I have a right to be compensated for breaking your laws. Either you compensate me or I want to be deported.
Prepare the railgun of deportation. We have a volunteer.
One down multiple millions to go . . . .
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