It's funny how when businesses lose their illegal alien workforce they are forced to actually offer a real working wage for the positions left empty. Swift & Company, the meat packing plant raided last week, is now offering more competitive wages after not being allowed to continue to hold wages down artificially through hiring illegal aliens. Nearly 1,300 workers were arrested for Social Security fraud and immigration violations.
The same thing happened in Stillmore, Georgia with Crider Inc, a poultry processing plant that faced an immigration bust. Crider also had to raise wages to attract workers.
Local 22 union president Dan Hoppes said Tuesday that 40 to 50 new workers have been hired at the Grand Island plant since the raids. "The lion's share of those people were Caucasian," Hoppes said..."They're trying to staff up their plants and they've been raising their wages the past few weeks," said United Food and Commercial Workers spokeswoman Jill Cashen. "To me, it's an example that when you make the job more attractive you get a different kind of applicant."
Now the union came out strong against the busts when they initially occurred, but now that their workers are going to see an increase in pay I believe they have rethought the issue. Isn't that what a union is for anyway, to ensure that workers receive a fair wage and benefits for the work that they do? Apparently this union has been okay with illegal aliens working there and watching the pay of their members drop nearly in half over the past decade rather than doing the right thing and sticking up for the legal workers of this country.
Unions across America should take a look at these examples and get behind the crack down on illegal immigrants.
Tipped by: Freedom Folks