Wisconsin Plastics is a manufacturing conglomerate up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The company represents one of those "last man standing" manufacturers who still remain loyal to the American worker, having opted to stay home and not flee America's shores.
Well, they're in big trouble these days. Obama's radicalized Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission is suing the company for firing a dozen or so workers who can't and won't speak English. It seems the EEOC has a problem with the company's demands that workers be able to follow technical manuals and "on the floor" manufacturing directions.
The employees who were let go, both Asian and Hispanic, could neither speak nor read English so they were both an operational and safety liability to the company. However, the EEOC Czar says requiring workers to speak English is discriminatory and the EEOC masters are suing the company.
Even when the company pointed out the wide diversity of their work force, as they employ English proficient Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the EEOC says that's not good enough. Nor was the 91% of the work force being minorities good enough.
Nope...the EEOC says "English Only" work requirements is a code word for ethnic discrimination:
Our experience at the EEOC has been that so-called ‘English only’ rules and requirements of English fluency are often employed to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable. But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone. When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer’s business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin — and thus violates federal law.
Wisconsin Plastics must now defend itself in court and face massive federal fines if they are found at fault. No doubt the EEOC will not be satisfied until Wisconsin Plastics moves its manufacturing operations to China and all those thousands of company employees can sit around a Starbucks and speak nostalgically about the good paying job they used to have. And they can express their sadness in their language of choice.
Sad. Damned Sad.