8 file racism suit against Bridgestone-Firestone
“Part of the litigation process is figuring out how deep the rabbit hole goes”
Eight workers at a Bridgestone-Firestone plant have filed a lawsuit claiming they were subjected to years of racial jokes and threats, including the hanging of nooses at work. via Sioux City Journal
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#1 Feb 5, 2008
they need to sue the union as well, this same thing happened two years, when the local 310 lost a discrimonation lawsuit against an employee robert eliserio. the article stated in part, when Mr. newkirk said that b/f was using the local 310 to stonewall the investigation. that's exactly what they did in the eliserio lawsuit two years ago. local 310 membership is still paying on the last lawsuit to the tune of $529,000:00 at a rate of $5,000:00 A MONTH for the next 8 years. the membership is geting feed up with our leadership and so is the international. they all should all be removed from office.
#2 Feb 6, 2008
the recent article in the des moines register,(eight sue tire plant over alleged racism)is typical of what is going at local 310. although they have not been named in the lawsuit be patience. two years ago local 310 was sued for the very same thing,and lost that lawsuit to the tune of $529,000:00, which is costing local 310 $5,000:00 a month plus interest, which will take the next eight years to retire that debt. mr. newkirk the attornery for the eight was qoted in the article, "part of the ligation process is figuring out how deep the rabbit hole goes," he said. all anyone has to do is follow the yellow brick road and it will end up at 125 n.e.broadway. the international union baled local 310 out the last time, we doubt they will be so willing to do so this time should 310 be named as a defendant. mr. newkirk also said the lawsuit could expand to include others. attendance at montly membership meetings are way down to about 10 people in attendance. they have also changed the days of the meetings from sunday's and monday's to tuesday's and wensday's in hopes of attracting more members. the main reason for low atendance is the lawsuit of two years and mosly are leadership. that is due to the drinking that goes on daily at local 310. we have had several hundred members who refused to pay their union dues during our last set of contract talks, because of the lawsuit we lost, that nearly bankrupted our local. our leadership needs to the right thing and resign so that healing process can begin
#3 Feb 8, 2008
this is a joke they are gold diggers, so was the other guy sad exaples of union people.. only care for self interest
#4 Apr 21, 2008
didnt have this problem until the foreign copany bought em
#5 Jun 23, 2009
The people involved here are some of the laziest people i ever met. No basis to these allegations.
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