ANNUAL DAY OF MOURNING FOR IBM'S EMPLOYEES
A time bomb is ticking.
Detonation Day is circa 2015.
The damage has already begun, in cases
too defused to designate as “clusters”.
The first time around IBM’s spokespersons
This time they have no cover story.
This is a grave public health issue, requiring
a massive public awareness campaign.
When the bread winner of a family dies, or
contacts a debilitating disease, or has an
off-spring born with severe defects, a family
is traumatized and devastated.
So what if the members of that family are
not Americans ?
Is a Chinese’s life, or an East Indian’s life
any less valuable than an American’s ?
Are persons of other nations “Throwaways” ???
IBM’s computer components expose workers to
harsh industrial strength chemicals.
IBM is not alone in this travesty, but IBM feigns
itself a world industry leader and standard bearer.
When IBM and other large manufacturers
felt the heat from large legal settlements
in the USA, they out-sourced their production
and chemical exposures to less developed
nations. The expectation was that people
would be so glad to get jobs that they would
ask very few questions.
It may take decades for many of the work
related exposures to manifest themselves
in various afflictions. In the meantime, and
in-between-time, IBM and other multi-national
corporations are raking in Billion$$$$$ per year.
They take their chances on paying lawyers and
settling litigation if and when they are cornered.
From their perspective, it’s just a cost
of doing business !
I am a widow because of IBM’s callous,
heartless, greedy attitude towards profit
at any cost.
How many more widows will it take ?
Mourn on February 22nd.
Be fully aware and engaged all the days ahead.
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Posted by Madame P J Bailey February 6, 2012
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