The general laborer Chris Rodriguez comments, "The Americans are not used to working Saturdays and Sundays" ["Hecho en Illinois," November 17]. How many fights were won in the past when Americans worked 16 hours a day, six days a week? What kind of union contract the Teamsters Local 627 has with Nestle that allows 12-hour-seven-day-a-week workweeks? What about the overtime laws regarding over 40 hours a week in Illinois?
The laborers only work from August to November and collect unemployment in the off-season.
How much in corporate taxes does Nestle/Libby's pay in to the state? The article, I hope, teaches American workers what can happen to us. Why aren't those who come from La Soledad, Michoacan, fighting to improve their lives in Mexico but coming to Morton, Illinois?