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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:05 AM

Trump's speech at a Shell plant drew thousands of workers. They were paid overtime to be there.


Marisa Iati, Morgan Krakow 8 hrs ago

Workers at a Royal Dutch Shell plant in Monaca, Pa., were forced to choose Tuesday between attending a speech by President Trump or forgoing overtime pay that their co-workers would earn.

Attendance was optional, but contract workers who chose not to stand in the crowd would not qualify for time-and-a-half pay when they arrived at work Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Several companies with thousands of unionized workers have contracts with Shell, one the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

Workers at the unfinished Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex had to arrive at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours until Trump’s speech began, the Post-Gazette reported.

“NO SCAN, NO PAY,” a supervisor for one of the contractors wrote to workers, according to the Post-Gazette.

The contractor’s memo also banned yelling, protesting or “anything viewed as resistance” at Trump’s speech, the Post-Gazette reported.

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Reply Trump's speech at a Shell plant drew thousands of workers. They were paid overtime to be there. (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 18 OP
BootinUp Aug 18 #1
WePurrsevere Aug 18 #2
Ninga Aug 18 #3
WePurrsevere Aug 18 #4
Judi Lynn Aug 19 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:41 AM

1. Helloooooo fascism. Nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 07:38 AM

2. It took a bit but I found a copy of the letter...

The pic looks like it was originally shared on Twitter but I haven't found the Tweet.



I've snagged a copy in case this disappears totally but haven't gotten a new free storage site to upload to yet.

I found it quoted a lot but the articles I've found so far don't show the actual memo sent out.

That the union was okay with this really surprised me. If they think this coercing workers to go (choice to get overtime, don't go don't get paid or use one of YOUR paid days off) will gather "good will" towards them they're delusional. All that will happen is Trump using this to show how 'adored' (gag) he is in a campaign video.

The fact that he revealed in his speech, yet again, what a butt ignorant lying narcissistic jerk he is has barely been reported.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 09:44 AM

3. Overtime pay. Not receive overtime pay. These workers did not have to attend, they still got

their regular hourly pay.

Schmucks. Greedy. Sure pay me and I’ll give him his photo op.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 11:44 AM

4. It's been awhile since I worked for a corp but...

where I worked an "excused absence" used to mean that you didn't get fired if you didn't show up. It used to mean if you wanted not to go and still be paid you had to use one of your sometimes 'precious' personal, etc days.

Maybe where I worked was unique or things have changed but I took what was written as the same way as I dealt with eons ago.

As for being "greedy"... maybe but I do know that overtime can sure come in handy when you're trying to pay medical bills, get out of debt/caught up, send a kid to college, etc.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 09:45 PM

5. So creepy! Hard to accept it that they could do this. Thank you, WePurrsevere. n/t

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