Blacklisting workers happens here in the USA too. I know since I was one who was blacklisted for trying organize a union at Roadway Package Systems
I was working in York, PA at the local RPS sorting hub when I was fired and told not to come back on the property. It was not until several years
later that I found out what had happened after a friend of my mothers started working in their office. There was also a man with my same last name, no
relation, was fired and sued but lost.
This company would not even hire someone with my last name!
Worse yet then RPS fired the contractor, Kerry Coble. Then they fired my handicapped brother...OH, They didn't fire him or lay him off. They called
and told him not to come in anymore. They did me on Friday and him on Monday. We went to the unemployment office Monday afternoon and I explained to
them what happened and of course there was an investigation. Coble claimed that I was fired because I was hurt on the job and I could no longer do my
work which is really illegal too! Then later that week 50+ employees from Coble's came in and it really set off red flags but it was their (RPS) right
to cancel his contract.
I appealed to NLRB but since I was quitting in a few weeks to go work at the paper mill where my dad worked The NLRB gave me only 1 weeks pay and
closed the case without anyone admitting they did wrong.
That is what really burns my a$$ is that most often these companies are allowed to get off without admitting guilt so the next time it is still a
first time case not a pattern of employee abuse.
Later when I tried to get work at another competing firm I was quickly rejected .....
SO, I more than understand about fighting the system.......
edit on 7-8-2012 by fnpmitchreturns because: fix sp content