As a catastrophic tornado approached this city on Friday, employees of a candle factory — which would later be destroyed — heard the warning sirens and wanted to leave the building. But at least four workers told NBC News that supervisors warned employees they would be fired if they left their shifts early.

Factory workers threatened with firing if they left before tornado, employees say

bizgrrl's picture

Oh, my. They could be in

Oh, my. They could be in trouble.

Those poor people must have been terrified. Treated like slaves?

yellowdog's picture

And if it is true, as I read, that they were making $8/hr

then the NBC story fits right in with yet another glimpse of capitalism's essential features.

jbr's picture

Graves County, Kentucky

Graves County, Kentucky Living Wage looks like $12.92 per hour

Living Wage Calculation for Graves County, Kentucky

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