Gov’t Against the People
This story had no effect on me, but, the people need to be aware of how gov\’t is for big business. I live in Central Ohio and we have several Japanese manufacturing plants in this area. Two plants in particular, one in Sunbury,OH, and the another one in Cardington,OH, recently had lay offs due to the Auto Sales meltdown. Rather than being fair with their employees, they used the State of Ohio\’s Industrial Compensation laws to avoid paying unemployment insurance to a lot of these laid off workers. They pulled a mass drug test on their employees so they could fire anyone who did not pass the test, thus they avoided paying those workers unemployment compensation. A lot of people may not see anything wrong with this. These workers were OK as long as they needed them. When they did not need them, they fell back on these Industrial Compensation rules. The front page of the local newspaper \’The Marion Star\’ had a big story and interviews with the local drug task force who hailed it as a great thing that the factory in Cardington, OH, had done this to weed out their undesireables. No mention of course as to what the plants real reasoning behind it was. These drug tests they use can tell if a person has used certain drugs in as long as 30 days or more. Does this mean the person is high on something at that exact time of taking the test? I think not. I feel it is merely a ruse for business to fire someone for what ever reason simply by asking someone to submit to their drug testing. Companies save money on the premiums to the Industrial Compensation by enacting a drug testing policy. Most companies will not use it on their key employees because they do not want to lose them, however, it is in place if they feel the need to implement it on someone in order to possibly save not paying that person unemployment compensation. Over the years I have talked to people who have told me their company tests them very regularly because they know that person will come out clean. They meet the guidelines set forth by this gov\’t policy of occasional random testing this way and they do not have to lose valuable or needed employees by catching someone dirty on the test. Of course if the company feels the need to get rid of someone, they can always fall back on this test with the hopes of catching that person dirty, thus saving the compensation claim. I guess this is our Government at work for the People. What do you think?
This post was submitted by Put n\'Tain.