Sunday, April 6, 2008

M56- YOU DO THE MATH

WHO WAS WATCHING THIS? LOCAL LABOR?
144 To Become Jobless Soon: Story Here...
A total of 144
factory workers will become jobless next month when another garment manufacturer, Kyungseung (Saipan) Inc., shuts down operation.
Labor investigator Carlos Camacho told Saipan Tribune on Friday that the closure of Kyungseung effective May 24 would affect 141 alien workers and 13 resident workers. Maybe the labor investigator here should have been counting heads.
Now my math tells me there were 154 employees, but that is not the point. The point is this...
154 employees needs 20% locals, is that not the rules/law? 154x20% = 31. There needed to be 31 local employees, so who was checking on this ratio? This factory didn't even meet a 10% quota. Whats up with that? Does the government simply choose which laws to enforce, when they want to or is it just blatantly ignoring them when convenient? Guess nobody will know this answer and many don't even care. Just another reason for someone competent to take over the Department of Labor.
.....GED.....

3 comments:

KAP said...

Yeah, the Variety had this a week or so ago. The only response I got was a lil/Bruce rumble.

I think everybody knows those percentages are just for show.

KAP said...

BTW: you must have caught this Saipan Tribune story too. Kueng Seung signed the letter. I wonder if they all have the same number of local workers?

Looks like they're getting what they ask for: last year the CNMI paid for lobbying against the minimum wage and lobbying for better Headnote 3(a) treatment (never saw that one reported)

glend558 said...

I wrote post 'M58' before reading your comment...