Worker Abuse -- More Tales from the Banana Republic

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Here is a perfect example of why companies love South  Carolina so passionately

and why workers will always be under their heal in this third world state. This

story comes from an associate in North Carolina. And remember – this could be

you some day.

Eliberio Rodriguez and his brother were working on construction job for a company

in Myrtle Beach recently, when a wall fell on Rodriguez, giving him severe spinal

injuries. When the company was informed of the accident, both brothers were fired.

Being unable to walk or work, Rodriguez was forced to return to Mexico.

Centro para la Defensa Migrante, a Mexican workers' rights organization, helped him

find a lawyer who is pursuing his case, but now the court is requesting him to be

present at his hearing in the U.S. CDM will help with filling the visa application and

all the lobbying that needs to be done for this situation, but there is no money for him

to return to South Carolina.

Eliberio Rodriguez is still unemployed and is unable to walk normally. He will need to

pay for transportation from his house to the consulate for his visa interview and back

home. Then, if he is accepted, he will need transportation to S.C. and back. He will

also have some preliminary expense for his application and miscellaneous costs,

including food. His friends estimate that he will need at least $2500 to take care of

business.

A group in N.C. Is helping with the fund raising. Can you make a donation? If so,

please contact:

Sandy Smith-Nonini, PhD

Research Associate

American Board of Pediatrics

& Research Assistant Professor

Dept. of Anthropology

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

http://snonini.wordpress.com

http://yikeslink.blogspot.com

Ph: 919-286-7396; c: 358-6341

Address: 2030 Englewood Ave.

Durham. NC 27705

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