What Is This Communication Company Trying To Prevent Its Employees From Communicating?

Companies bully unions because organizing for a fair wage, decent hours, and better health care can hurt the CEO's take-home pay. Here's the thing: This sort of bullying has not just happened once or twice. Big companies routinely use intimidation to prevent employees from organizing, including one you may be patronizing (or working for) right now. This is a reenactment of something that really happened multiple times in an NYC T-Mobile store. We fact-checked it. Keep in mind this is not just about a company opposing its employees unionizing. As you'll see at 1:22, this company took that one very unethical step further.

What Is This Communication Company Trying To Prevent Its Employees From Communicating?

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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