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August 17, 2019

HuffPost: Shell Workers Had To Attend Trump Speech To Be Paid, Were Ordered Not To Protest: Report

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 04:18

Shell Workers Had To Attend Trump Speech To Be Paid, Were Ordered Not To Protest: Report
Workers at a massive new Shell plant in Pennsylvania had to attend a speech byPresident Donald Trump there earlier this week to be paid — and were orderednot to protest, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Attendance was not mandatory for thousands of union workers at Royal DutchShell’s petrochemical plant north of Pittsburgh, but they had to forfeit payfor the day if they skipped, according to attendance and comportmentinformation obtained by the newspaper.”Your attendance is not mandatory,”

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  1. Companies used to pull the same crap here when our former governor Scott Walker would show up to make a speech at some company. At one local place HR actually went through a list of employees and certain employees who were known to be vocal about their disapproval of Walker were ordered to stay home the day he was scheduled to appear. At a company in Green Bay he showed up on short notice and my son, who worked for a security company at the time, along with other security guards, got hired on short notice to physically escort people who were known to be vocal opponents of Walker off the campus. The other employees were ordered to attend, no exceptions, to make it look like he was actually popular. Walker couldn’t even publish his appearance schedule in advance because if he did those sites would be swamped with protestors.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — August 17, 2019 @ 06:27

    • Hello grouchyfarmer. I have heard of politicians paying people to attend events so they look better. I did not know companies were doing it. It should be illegal but companies run the country now. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — August 17, 2019 @ 07:56

  2. How terrible. Yet they stay home or refuse to vote for someone who will actually work for their interest.

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    Comment by Lindi Roze — August 17, 2019 @ 06:59

    • Hello Lindi. Yes but that was their choice, here they were forced to attend or lose a days pay and a weeks OT pay. That is coercion. It should be illegal. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — August 17, 2019 @ 08:12

      • Absolutely! that’s what I was thinking too. How can that he legal?

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        Comment by Lindi Roze — August 17, 2019 @ 20:00

        • Hello Lindi. As I replied to MDavis, this is now a country for the wealthy run by the wealthy. Corporations have been told they have political speech rights and that diminishes the voice of the people. Our current authoritarian leaders need to be adored by those who want favorable out comes, look at how tRump lashes out at companies he is angry with. A bad fascist country is developing fast. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — August 18, 2019 @ 06:04

          • Exactly. That’s his standard business practice. No wonder some would say he acts like a spoiled child. I šŸ˜‰

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            Comment by Lindi Roze — August 18, 2019 @ 07:12

  3. Hi Scottie,

    We discussed this in my “Ethics & Critical Thinking” class this week, and the students were livid. This is summer semester, so I have a mix of traditional (18-22) and non-traditional (adult) students. It was really interesting to hear the folks who have experience in the workplace explain the duties you have to an employer. While there was some debate over what was reasonable, there was unanimous agreement that this was way past the line of ethical action. I try hard not to bring my politics into the class, but there is no way to hide it in nuance anymore.

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    Comment by Czippie L'Shimp — August 17, 2019 @ 11:17

    • Hello Czippie L’Shimp. How grand you get to teach such a class. I think this is a sign of how far we have gone into both fascism and corporate rule of the country. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — August 17, 2019 @ 11:58

    • You can’t pass up a teaching opportunity like this. It’s ripe for compare/contrast exercises, too.

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      Comment by MDavis — August 17, 2019 @ 17:22

  4. “Your attendance is not mandatory” but you will be docked a days pay for not attending (and your standing in the company will be compromised if you are not a good stage prop for our favorite Nazi. )

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    Comment by MDavis — August 17, 2019 @ 17:14

    • Hello MDavis. Yes and it seems to me that is anti-democracy, and it takes away a persons political voice. Seems we are a country for the wealthy run by the wealthy. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — August 18, 2019 @ 06:00

      • It’s Reagan’s America. He’d be so proud if he could see us now.

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        Comment by MDavis — August 18, 2019 @ 13:59

        • Hello MDavis. Do you think even saint Ronnie would be allowed membership in the present cult of tRump called the Republican party? Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — August 18, 2019 @ 14:12

          • He’s one of the founding members so, your guess is as good as mine. He isn’t really an original club charter member – that would go way back. Andrew Jackson, for example, has older credentials, as does that Forrest Bedford guy. But he was instrumental in planting so many seeds of the current wave of awfulness. The guy was president of the actors’ union, but as soon as there was an advantage to him he tossed unions, as a class, under the bus with that stupid smirk on his face. Just for one of many examples.
            He also has his record as governor of California. Hubby was there, and he tells me that he wouldn’t live in the governor’s mansion because it wasn’t swank enough. So he pushed through a huge, extravagant remodel. Never lived there, himself, but he cost the state a bundle for his ego.

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            Comment by MDavis — August 18, 2019 @ 14:34


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