ksbal wrote in post #17744277
This is very disturbing if proven true.
"In the main B&H warehouse located in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, the walls and ceilings are insulated with fiberglass that fills the air and flecks off onto the worker’s skin, causing rashes, respiration problems and daily nosebleeds, employees say.
There is NO fiberglass and no asbestos. There's inert sprayed-on insulation that helps with both temperature control and sounds but it's NOT fiberglass and it's not filling the air and it's not flaking off. I was there most of the day Wednesday. I saw a hundred workers. None was coughing. I saw no nosebleeds and did not notice any rashes.
The men, many of whom are undocumented,
We require documentation from EVERY PERSON we hire for every position in every location. We conform to all local, state & federal laws and regulations for recruiting, hiring and employment.
...after being denied access to water or bathroom breaks. They say there is often a lack of basic safety equipment. “If we ask for gloves, they answer that they do not have gloves, because gloves are too expensive,” said Isaias Rojas, a B&H employee.
Workers are free to move about the warehouse at will. Coffee is free, canned soda is $1. There are water fountains scattered throughout and the bathrooms are as clean as those in my own home. I asked a manager who did not know who I was about gloves. He showed me a box at his desk with several hundred and boxes in a storeroom with several thousand more. he told me he'd give a worker 3 pairs per day if the worker asked.
Workers have the legal right to pursue union representation and there's a procedure in place for the union to have them vote. We will not impede this process in any way at all. No one has been fired, no one was locked out, no B&H manager threatened any employee.