1.DISCUSSION OF MLGW CONTRACT WITH ABC PROFESSIONAL TREE SERVICES
Fullilove - how much did it cost to bring people in from out of the country? Total cost $20k
Fullilove what was MLGWs involvement in having the foreign workers come in? Recruitment by ABC Professional Tree Services entirely
$13.60 is the prevailing rate FOR LOCALS!!!
Offered $14.57 an hour to FOREIGN WORKERS!!!
Trimming trees along the MLGW right-a-ways. Employ 50 crews.
Berlin Boyd - put back in committee for an update in 30 days
So, to sum this up: 20k to recruit foreign workers to come work for the tree-trimming company that MLGW contracts with and...they are offered a rate of 14.57 to the foreign workers. When ABC offers those jobs to locals, they are offered 13.60.
OK, I need help with this one. Supposedly, we have to bring in people from below the border to do jobs that Americans "supposedly" won't do and we are led to believe that these foreign workers will work for less money but we offer them one dollar more per hour to hire those outside of Memphis???
Remember that video taken in Memphis at a Social Security Office where busloads of foreign workers were in line? The individual that filmed that had the wrong story. Those workers were bused here from Mexico so they could work for ABC/MLGW and Memphians would make less per hour if they happen to be hired??? ABC claimed that not many from Memphis were interested but perhaps they didn't know about this? Yeah, right. There's no crack money from the government when you hire someone local now is there?
Question: How much of a tax break or salary subsidies from the Federal Government does ABC Tree Company receive when they hire foreign workers? You don't think ABC is paying more for the foreign workers for nothin do ya? MLGW...are you getting any perks for this too? Just wondering?
There is an incentive to NOT hire locals....Something is terribly wrong ...
Memphis City Council meets next on May 19th. YOU need to go to this meeting. Stay tuned for more info!