willyou work at a new poultry plant for $7.50-$8.00 an hour?
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#21 Jul 15, 2013
bring their own interpreter. In the office the vast majority of job seekers are Spanish speaking individuals (Immigrant). The irony in that Arkansas office serves to illustrate the lack of knowledge that immigrant workers have about their work place. Tyson Foods, among other poultry producers uses the language barrier as a weapon for employee compliance.
In the fast paced and messy environment of poultry plants injuries are commonplace. Compared to the nationwide average of injury and illness, poultry workers experience it at twice the rate (Worker). A poultry worker’s job is extremely dangerous; the International Hazard’s Datasheet on the Occupation of a Poultry Farm Worker lists dangers such as toxic gasses, dust, dangerous chemicals and physically demanding work (International). Immigrants face these health threats more often than their domestic born counterparts because they are “more likely to be employed in the higher-risk and lower-wage sectors of the workforce”(Sokas 3).
One in five undocumented workers reported being injured in a university study and over half of them reported receiving under par medical care, and just over five percent received workers compensation. Employers intimidate and fire employees who seek compensation. They are able to keep low-paid illegal aliens in dangerous working positions because they can threaten to notify authorities of their illegal status, fire them and have them deported all without paying for medical bills or workers compensation. Some companies will pay for medical bills if the employee attends a “company recommended doctor”(Chandler 3). These doctors sometimes will withhold information and tell the patient they are fine when they are not (Chandler).
When an undocumented Mississippi poultry plant worker “slipped on a floor slick with chicken fat and landed hard,[he] suffer[ed] two fractures in his back and a spinal dislocation”(Chandler 3). The “company-recommended doctor”(Chandler 3) told him that he had no injury evident in his x-rays and he could return to work. His pain kept him in the break room and out of the work room; he wasn’t allowed to go home because that would mean that the company would have to recognize his injury. Eventually “an orthopedic specialist…examined the earlier x-rays and found…fractures, which required surgery”(Chandler 3). Because of the ‘slip up’ by the first doctor this worker had to switch from a $500 a week job to a less strenuous $300 a week job.
#22 Jul 15, 2013
A new Poultry Plant will help me out.
I must admit that I own several poultry houses and that I spread all that litter next to a creek that flows into the Black River. I don't care what happens to the river as long as I can make some big money and pay my farm workers as little as possible .
I am going to move out of the area when I retire because this town will soon be nothing but a welfare slum! I can't wait for all those illegals to make it a little Mexico.
#23 Jul 16, 2013
My idea of progress is for us to have an additional 1000 jobs and the economic activity that would generate, good jobs that start at around $10 an hour and go up from there. You can try to scare people by saying it will bring illegals and crime, but that is just ignorant fearmongering. Look at Batesville, they have a plant run by the same company. Go to Batesville and drive around. See of there are all these illegals and rampant crime that you speak of. I am there all the time and it is a great place to live. They have great schools and healthcare system. Their rivers are just fine.
That is a joke! You are the one obviously wanting to keep wages low! More competition for employees drives up wages, not down. Stop trying to run jobs and prosperity away with your bogus arguments.
#24 Jul 16, 2013
so your new "article" is actually a paper written by some liberal student who has probably never even seen a chicken. Excellent job picking the most credible and unbiased sources. Again, no need to read some 7 year old biased article. Go to Batesville and talk to their chamber or mayor or county judge. Ask them why they aren't protesting outside the plant that causes all these horrible things to happen to Batesville. They will instead tell you what a great impact those jobs and the plant have had on their community. Take your biased, low wage, regressive agenda and move somewhere else if you are so against progress.
#25 Jul 16, 2013
Your maturity obviously matches your iq. How long will it take for Pocahontas to become a "welfare slum" like Batesville and Rogers? I personally can't wait! It will be good for everyone. Everyone but you and your small minded and low wage cronies.
#26 Jul 17, 2013
If you have a poultry plant it's likely a lot of chucking will be going on in the back room.
#27 Jul 17, 2013
You have the Some IQ as the temperature of an ICE CUBE.
The facts presented are true and you just can not handle the truth that poultry plants aren't a good place to work and that they will bring in an influx of illegals.
It has happened in most other places and since Randolph county is one of the most corrupt counties in the State you somehow think that they will be changing a 100 year attitude of keeping wages low?
Remember this is the city that turned down the Walmart distribution center.
Who have we got for a Mayor?
Didn't Biggers own or run that slave wage place that makes frames and treats employees like dirt?
How about the great pay those Baltz brothers are giving their employees at the Peanut plant?
How about the progress we won't be getting with that new pool the counsel ( Grinders swim team) is getting us taxed for?
Do you honestly think that it will be bringing in new jobs?
I trouble with you is that you are so stupid as to not be able to see that there is a huge NEGATIVE cost to bringing in a Poultry plant.
We need higher paying jobs that are based on skills and not low skill ,back breaking memnial jobs that also destroy the environment.
#28 Jul 17, 2013
So you are now claiming that the Chicken plant won't bring in Hispanics ?
Is that what you now try to lie about Bunky?
here is the 2010 census for Batesville
Batesville Race / Ethnic Groups
American Indian 47
Pacific Islander 13
Some Other Race 14
Two or More Races 154
now the 2000 figures
the census of 2000, there were 9,445 people, 3,777 households, and 2,383 families residing in the city. The population density was 907.3 people per square mile (350.3/km²). There were 4,146 housing units at an average density of 398.3 per square mile (153.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.42% White, 4.65% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 2.50% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.
doing the Math for you since you are mentally challenged there were
236 Hispanics in Batesville in 2000.
So your claim that a Poultry plant didn't bring in Hispanic workers is false.
It's alright for you to believe that there ill be more jobs but those jobs are going to be filled by low skilled imported labor , this isn't a win win situation for the current residents of Pocahontas unless you want to live in a crime infested neighborhood run by Mexican gang members.
#29 Jul 17, 2013
Excellent come back there...
The TRUTH is that all you have to do is look at Batesville if you want to see how this will affect Pocahontas. They have low crime and a high quality of living. The white river hasn't been destroyed and is a huge draw for people from all over the area. You have no evidence that they are hiring any illegals in Batesville nor that they will here. Again, you are fear mongering. You are the one fighting so hard to keep wages low and jobs out of here, not me. If you think the local businesses don't pay enough then support bringing in a large national employer like PECO. They pay a better starting wage and provide health insurance to their employees.
Please explain WHY Batesville has not experienced this HUGE negative you talk about? Why are they not trying to run them out of town? Can you explain that? NO, you can't because you believe a bunch of BS you read on some liberal website and don't have a clue about what is happening in the real world. I am FOR jobs and economic development. You are not. It is that simple.
#30 Jul 17, 2013
Please show me a quote where I stated that this did or did not bring in Hispanics??? Maybe this was just a voices in your head. This is probably too complex a thought for you to comprehend, but there is a difference between Hispanics and illegals. Adding 1000 new jobs to our area will bring in people and if some of them are Hispanic Americans what difference does it make? Oh you are a racist?? I understand.
Where is your PROOF that PECO is employing illegals in Batesville? NO proof? Then your claims are just LIES.
I didn't realize that Batesville was "crime infested neighborhood run by Mexican gang members.?" Where is your proof of that?? More likes again.
You are fighting SOO hard against this. I wonder why. Everything you have said so far can be totally debunked by driving an hour a way to Batesville. The is only one reason for you to be against this and that is to KEEP JOBS OUT AND KEEP WAGES LOW. You should be ashamed of yourself.
#31 Jul 17, 2013
"We need higher paying jobs that are based on skills"
every city, county, and state in US would sell their soul for those type jobs. re - look how much was given to the new steel mlll over on the Mississippi.
there's not many of them out there.
we're hurting badly for jobs here.
someone has to do the grunt jobs in society and many here would appreciate them.
hard work at cinch, brown shoe, and magees raised a lot of families in this area.
they got by with hard work, less expensive homes, and new cars, but survived and were happy enough. too many folks today are just spoiled and won't work.
we should at least look at needed dependable jobs that are in demand = food processing plants. Jonesboro has with success. we may not have much manufacturing left in the US but we do have local raw food products to process, and folks need to eat.
silly if we don't even look at, recruit, and consider food jobs here. some other town will take them if we don't. those jobs ARE needed HERE.
a least get it as nearby as possible. no one said it had to be in the city limits.
maybe the state would help em put in their own water and a good treatment plant where it won't affect the city or rivers or their neighbors.
#33 Jul 18, 2013
Plain and simple that you are a liar.
So They don't hire illegals in Batesville is that what you claim. Even though Peco has a history of hiring illegals ,you are going to claim that there never has been any illegals in Batesville?
Hey Moron have you ever gone by the banks on pay day and seen all the illegals sending money back to Mexi co?
try this on
The goverment' f b i came to batesville arkansas an took 160 illegal aliens an sent them back to mexico' they worked at townsend chicken plant . how do you feel about this?
Read more: The goverment' f b i came to batesville arkansas an took 160 illegal aliens an sent them back to mexico' they worked at townsend chicken plant . how do you feel about this?| Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/703313#ixzz2Z...
and Batesville has no crime isn't that what you said?
then explain this!
those were from Batesville!
32 Illegal Aliens Arrested in Batesville, Arkansas
Sixty-five suspected drug dealers are off Central Arkansas streets tonight. Half of them were in the country illegally. Thursday, federal drug agents announced a major meth lab bust out of Batesville. It took almost three years to catch the suspected ring leaders and their counterparts...
"32 of the 52 suspects arrested are illegal immigrants."
"This is the largest seizure I've ever seen," says William Bryant with the DEA.
"To put into perspective how major this is. The average street rate for one gram of meth ice is about $244. In this bust, agents seized over 100 pounds of meth ice. That's equal to 11 million dollars in
And illegals don't kill children do they? well do they?
BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT)- A judge has convicted an undocumented immigrant from Batesville for killing an unborn child, according to the Independence County circuit clerk's office.
Independence County Circuit Court Judge John Dan Kemp sentenced Ernesto Berdeja, 35, last week to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and 60 months of a suspended imposition sentence, where he will be monitored under parole.
Berdeja pleaded guilty to negligent homicide after he caused an accident in June that killed his passenger's unborn child.
this was in december 2012.
#34 Sep 9, 2013
Moving it to Cirning?
#35 Sep 10, 2013
It coming to Pocahontas, the land deal is already done. They are wanting to build 450 more chicken houses in the area. The feed mill is going to Corning. That land deal is already done also.
#37 Sep 10, 2013
It's going to be located south of Pocahontas before Hwy 90.
#38 Sep 11, 2013
You live in a fairy tale land.
Looking at recent land sales Peco has NOT bought any land in Pocahontas.
Peco wasn't even in this area until they got the townsend operation during that bankruptcy sale.
According to Peco they have yet got enough houses to take care of the newly expanded slaughter plant in Batesville.
So tell us old wise one why would they be building a new plant when they haven't got the production for it?
Why don't you call the peco folks and have them verify this story so it can be printed in the Pocahontas Star Herald.
#39 Sep 11, 2013
Just wait and see if it isn't built south of Pocahontas.
#40 Sep 11, 2013
we need it. jobs are good.
was hoping a few more miles east or northeast for possible smell reasons. hope they put in their own water and sewer ponds. guess dirt is cheap enough to get it above the flood plain.
#41 Sep 12, 2013
Oh boy ,something that Pocahontas will be proud of. Having a stinking poultry plant close to the square.
They didn't want the Walmart distribution center but this does fit the needs of Pocahontas better. I hope it is close to that new swimming pool so everyone can enjoy the odor.
#42 Sep 12, 2013
Northwest Arkansas sure seems proud of all theirs! This will be great for the community. And the plants themselves don't stink. Just the chicken houses that grow the chickens.
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