Labor Day Commentary: Agencies Are Modern Day Slave Masters

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They will label human beings in modern warehouses as lumpers, workers or any other fancy name but ponder and ask yourself, ,…who are they really?.

A company is formed in Memphis Tennessee and its work is to offer lumper services to companies in Georgia who cannot employ people, but would rather go through agencies.

The lumper (a human being) works for a minimal wage of ten dollars an hour but at the end of the month, the Master who never move from his office but who is constantly on phone instructing or receiving phone calls to know how many trucks were unloaded in a certain day, will bill the company more than 20 dollars per person.

They at times charge per truck and the amount is far higher than they pay the person who did the work. The equipment they use are not their own as they use the company equipment and hence no capital on equipment but to provide slave labor.

It is purely a direct continuation of slavery carried out by cartels to exploit the worker.

It does not stop there as even in health, and many institutions,  many workers are not on the hospital payroll or  a particular institution, but are owned by an agency that continue to pay them meager wages. “You don’t own me” is long gone BUT we still continue with the same old slavery tendencies that can be avoided if only companies can hire their workers direct

On the same note, what is green card lottery?

Did the Americans woke up one morning to pity foreigners to join them make money? or were they short of labor and made it legal through the green card movement?

Now that they are sufficient and dont need slave labor anymore especially from mexico, are they getting rid of some through immigration faulted laws?

Those may be some questions to ask ourselves as we rest on this labor day while comforting ourselves by saying “We are here because we all came through immigration airport entry points and not through panya route. As student or workers, all had an invitation and as they say in Africa ” A visitor leaves at his or her own will” “Mugeni ndaingatagwo niwe wi ingataga”

WHAT TIME IS THIS AND WHY ON EARTH DID IT HAPPEN?

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Rev replied:

Did the Americans woke up one morning to pity foreigners to join them make money? or were they short of labor and made it legal through the green card movement?

You are 100% Correct. That was the original purpose of the DV Green Card. To live and work in the USA…Mainly it was to increase the shrinking labor force for ages 24-34 years because of the greying of America. Also the family planning move of having just 2 or 1 child, which applies to Caucasians and AA families. Yes AA have more in common with dominant society.

It is also American capitalism at its worst or at its best. Take your,pick.Depending on who is doing the Math. The real talk is just Show me the money $$$ attitude.

D.K GITAU

PRESIDENT

KENYAN PARENTS IN USA

BOARD MEMBER-CENTRAL ORGANIZATION FOR DIASPORA UNITY(CODU)

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