Friday, January 20, 2006

I Guess I Don't Have It Too Bad.

Working in the auto industry, I have had a lot of short weeks over the last year or so. But at least I get paid for what I do.

Some people in Iran are not so lucky.

Safe manufacturing factory workers gone unpaid for 7 months

Though 100 workers from the Khorram safe manufacturing factory have done everything from protests in front of many the regimes governmental agencies, the Islamic Parliaments Assembly and Ahmadinejads headquarters, so far not a single thing has been done to help them. They continue to live in increasing poverty and destitution, as month after month they remain unpaid. On Sunday, January 15th, once again, they appealed to the special investigations offices of the president and once again they were handed the same old promises. They said: "We know that once again nothing will be done and that our families will continue to starve..."

(H/T) Regime Change in Iran

5 Comments:

Blogger armed_and_christian said...

Seven months?! Wow. That's terrible and inconceivable. I remember your post about the Tennessee Titans and wonder how long our grossly-overpaid sports figures would go on playing without a steady paycheck.

2:34 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

You mean the Florida Blazers?

:-)

3:26 PM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

Heck, to be honest, I really don't remember. It was some sports team; they're all the same to me.

7:08 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

It is easy to count one's blessings after reading that story...

8:31 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

And, luckily, we live somewhere where we could quit if we wanted to. I'm pretty sure that isn't an option for them.

3:15 PM  

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