Creekstone Farms Premium Beef
] is closing on Monday " to honor its predominately Hispanic workforce."
Here`s what their head of Cheap Labor Recruitment had to say:
"We really agree with the perspective of the Hispanic community," said Rusty Wright, the company`s director of human resources. "We don`t like the proposed law, especially building the wall."
He said that the closure was an attempt by the corporation to influence the political process by getting it`s hundreds of foreign-born workers out in the streets, (I`m paraphrasing):
Wright said about 75 percent of Creekstone`s 750 employees are Hispanic, and the company decision to close down Monday is to encourage their participation in peaceful protest to HR 4437."There is a lot of mixed opinions on this controversial bill," Wright said. "I don`t think we mind having our opinion."Kevin Pentz, Creekstone`s operations director, said Creekstone`s largest asset is its employees. "When you have 75 percent of our employees who are Hispanic, you have to support that endeavor," he said of the protest.[Creekstone closes a day for Hispanics, By Foss Farrar,Arkansas City Traveler, April 7, 2006]
used to be a job Americans
would do; it used to pay more than it does now.