October 23, 2006, - 2:18 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, “undocumented workers” a/k/a illegal aliens in the Detroit area held a protest rally, at which the featured speaker was professional rabble rouser/race merchant, Jesse Jackson (who also was there to oppose the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which gets rid of unfair affirmative action in hiring, promotions, and college admissions).
They practiced skits against employers for the rally. What struck us is what the illegal aliens are complaining about. From yesterday’s Detroit Free Press:
A group of political and religious activists gathered at Fellowship Chapel on Detroit’s west side last week to practice a skit showing ways undocumented workers are mistreated. It depicted workers being belittled, fired without cause and having no access to shift breaks or paid time off.
The thing is most American workers, including the aliens’ fellow legal workers in Michigan, do not have a right to these things. Michigan–like most states in the Union–is an at-will state. That means workers can be fired for any reason or no reason at all (other than for religion, race, disability, and other similar civil rights categories). That means they can be fired without cause. Many American workers are belittled by their boss and also don’t have paid time off or breaks.
These illegal aliens are here illegally. They have a lot of chutzpah as it is. But now they want rights above and beyond American citizens.
You’d think the Free Press reporter would notice that. But she didn’t. We do.
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