BP Fires 10,000 Cleanup Workers

BP Fires 10,000 Cleanup Workers

There are 3 comments on the motherjones.com story from Aug 9, 2010, titled BP Fires 10,000 Cleanup Workers. In it, motherjones.com reports that:

New BP CEO Bob Dudley wasn't kidding when he announced last week that it was time for the company to scale back oil-spill cleanup operations.

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Since: Nov 08

Moss Point, MS

#1 Aug 9, 2010
BP firing workers for either testing positive or refusal to submit to drug testing was very convenient for the Obama regime as it had no effect on unemployment stats. None of those fired 10,000 workers are eligible to file for benefits under State unemployment guidelines. On May 1st Admiral Thad Allen said, "Clearly the federal government as a whole needs to be working with BP, that has responsibility as far as the cleanup is concerned, but also make sure that the federal government, BP is working very closely with the state and local communities that are there."
Isn't it strange, when Bp hired clean up workers, they weren't tested for drugs? Also, many more will be fired using the same method of termination because marijuana, an illegal drug in the South, can remain in a user's system for a month or longer. Not to mention, not only will the fired workers be unable to collect an unemployment check, partially funded by BP and paycheck deductions from all workers in the State, they can't use BP as a reference on any resume or application for future employment.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#2 Aug 9, 2010
nobleagl wrote:
BP firing workers for either testing positive or refusal to submit to drug testing was very convenient for the Obama regime as it had no effect on unemployment stats. None of those fired 10,000 workers are eligible to file for benefits under State unemployment guidelines. On May 1st Admiral Thad Allen said, "Clearly the federal government as a whole needs to be working with BP, that has responsibility as far as the cleanup is concerned, but also make sure that the federal government, BP is working very closely with the state and local communities that are there."
Isn't it strange, when Bp hired clean up workers, they weren't tested for drugs? Also, many more will be fired using the same method of termination because marijuana, an illegal drug in the South, can remain in a user's system for a month or longer. Not to mention, not only will the fired workers be unable to collect an unemployment check, partially funded by BP and paycheck deductions from all workers in the State, they can't use BP as a reference on any resume or application for future employment.
When you dance with the Devil, you may burn your feet.

Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#3 Aug 9, 2010
Absolutely that drug test was to get rid of people. Had they been laid off they would have gotten unemployment compensation, right? But they were fired for not passing a drug test.

May I ask why that drug test wasn't important 6 weeks ago or 9 weeks ago when the cleanup was in full swing? Why now when BP is gearing the cleanup down?

You can't trust big business, folks. Even when the CEO is supposed to be an American. His loyalty is with the company, not with his nation or his fellow Americans who are now out of work.

Can they go back to fishing? Are the fish safe to eat? But of course, we're told. Those fish are perfectly safe. Would you fed an oil-soaked tuna to YOUR children?

Continue to boycott BP. It's the only way we can say thanks for nothing.

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