YOU'RE A TEMP! Apply for a full time job! WTF?!Low wage temps: a full one-third, or 10,000 Toyota assembly line workers, are low wage temp and subcontract workers who earn less than 60 percent of what full time workers do. Temps have few rights and are hired under contracts as short as four months.
I assume if they could prove it, this would be in the mainstream media.Sweatshops and human trafficking: Toyota’s parts supply chain is riddled with sweatshop abuse, including the human trafficking of tens of thousands of foreign guest workers—mostly from China and Vietnam—to Japan, where they are stripped of their passports and forced to work grueling hours seven days a week, often earning less than half the legal minimum wage. Sixteen-hour shifts, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight are common.
Not America's problem.Linked to Burmese Dictators: Toyota—through the Toyota Tsusho Corporation which is part of the Toyota Group—is involved in several joint business ventures with the ruthless military dictators of Burma, which put revenues into the pockets of the dictators who use it to repress Burma’s 50 million people.
Not America's Problem.Toyota criticized by the ILO: The UN/International Labor Organization points to Toyota’s suppression of freedom of association at its plant in the Philippines as “an illustration of how a multinational company, apparently with little regard for corporate responsibility, has done everything in its power to prevent recognition and certification of the Toyota Motor Company Workers Association.” (ILO Working Group, December 2003.)
Tough economic times. Even $12.00/hr is a good wage for someone uneducated with no special skills. They could be flipping burgers for $6/hr. Gimme a break.Toyota is Lowering Wages and Benefits in the U.S.
I love that. They makes it sound like Toyota did something bad. The annual income levels are waaay lower in the south than up north in EVERY job market. Why wouldn't you want to build a plant in Alabama, where you can pay workers half of what the ones in Detroit make, and it's still considered a good wage? If you are GM, you can't really pull out of Detroit and do that. But if you are building your first plant in the U.S., where would you rather build it? Around cheaper labor/housing costs, or around more expensive? No-brainer there."Toyota held its wages and benefits down by setting up non-union plants in the South, far from auto industries’ stronghold in the upper Midwest."
Did you look at the tags on your shirts, shoes, shorts, and stained underwear? Workers in those sweatshops probably get treated far worse. Do you think that NONE of the parts in American automobiles come from places like that? I guess ignorance is bliss, but get real.If this is true, it IS America's problem because car buyers may be unknowingly supporting this activity.
Not saying it is our problem is the type of ignorance that caused society to be in the piss poor shape it is today...
WTF are you talking about? I never said any other company didn't do things like this, Toyota is the topic of the thread, try sticking to the topic.Did you look at the tags on your shirts, shoes, shorts, and stained underwear? Workers in those sweatshops probably get treated far worse. Do you think that NONE of the parts in American automobiles come from places like that? I guess ignorance is bliss, but get real.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. If nothing else, the Guru is consistent!:lol:WTF are you talking about? I never said any other company didn't do things like this, Toyota is the topic of the thread, try sticking to the topic.
Ignorance? I'm hardly ignorant to the topic. You post like you know me... stick to crying about mis-treatment on internet forums.