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Is Tesla Nuts?

by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Friday, Dec. 04, 2009 at 10:49 AM
(415)867-0628

The "green" electric car auto company Tesla is planning to build a non-union auto plant at the Downey Toxic dump site with $465 million of US Department of energy funds. The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day is demanding that no US government funds go to a non-union auto maker to build a "green plant" at the site owned by crooked toxic Downey developer Stuart Lichter. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit against injured workers and injured worker advocates who had gone public about the injuries of workers at the site.

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Is Tesla Nuts?

The "green" electric car auto company Tesla is planning to build a non-union auto plant at the Downey Toxic dump site with $465 million of US Department of energy funds. The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day is demanding that no US government funds go to a non-union auto maker to build a "green plant" at the site owned by crooked toxic Downey developer Stuart Lichter. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit against injured workers and injured worker advocates who had gone public about the injuries of workers at the site.
Is Tesla Nuts?

Stop the Tesla Non-union Auto Plant at Downey and The Cover-up Of The Downey Toxic Dump Site’s Injured Workers

Defend Injured Biotech Worker David Bell and Call For Criminal Action Against Agraquest owner Pam Marrone!

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Statement

http://www.workersmemorialday.org

12/2/2009



In the midst of this deep economic crisis, crooked toxic site propterty developers are developing long time military and commercial radioactive and toxic dumps without properly cleaning them up. One of the most deadly is in Downey, California where Stuart Lichter owned Downey Studios and Dreamworks workers from IATSE, LIUNA, were sickened by the failure to properly clean it up. Downey developer Stuart Lichter has even sued injured workers to shut them up but his SLAPP suit was recently dismissed with prejudice by an LA judge. Additionally the Kaiser Hospital chain has built a $700 million hospital complex on this same toxic dump site.

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/aug/02/business/fi-ct-downey2

The latest news is that the non-union Tesla Motors may build an “green” electric car assembly plant at the toxic site with a US government DOE energy efficiency loan of $465 million. Their cars will be sold for $115, 000 each to the rich.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tesla25-2009nov25,0,3683681.story

Is this crazy or what? We are using US Federal funds to build a non-union auto plant at a toxic dump site. At the same time, the Toyota corporation is closing a unionized modern automobile plant in Fremont, Califronia that produces some of the most efficient and environmentally improved cars in the country because it is a union plant.

The injured Downey workers are asking you to support:

*No Federal, State or Local funding for building new businesses on a dangerous toxic dump site where workers are still getting sick. Call your State and Congressional representative to demand the end of the use of Federal funds for Tesla at Downey.

*An immediate NIOSH epidemiological study on all workers and community people who have been on the site or near the Downey site.

*Free medical care and compensation for all Downey workers and members of the community sickened by these sites

*Congressional Hearings on the privatization of Superfund US/Military sites into "Brownfield" sites including testimony from injured workers and people in the Downey community who have been made ill by this site.

*Report from all insurance companies in the United States on their workers compensation and personal insurance claims that have been made by workers and community people at toxic dump sites, the acceptance or rejection of these claims and how many of there workers and people in the community are now having their healthcare costs being paid for by SSI or other US government agencies.

*Criminal prosecution of all insurance companies and employers who have shifted healthcare costs from the Brownfield sites to Local, State and the Federal government.*The elimination of all privatized Brownfield sites nationally and the clean-up by union labor of the sites with community-labor oversight on this clean-up.



We are also asking you support the case of injured biotech Davis Agraquest worker David Bell. The Agraquest plant in Davis was genetically engineering pesticides without proper health and safety protection and when worker David Bell was sickened the owner Pam Marrone and the insurance company Liberty Mutual denied the workplace injuries and committed criminal fraud by forcing SSI and the US government to pay for David Bell’s healthcare costs.

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=870890

The lack of proper Federal regulation of biotech and nanotech industries and the systemic destruction of CA-OSHA with the elimination of nearly all the doctors in California is a national issue that needs to be addressed by organized labor and the US Congress. We also ask you to support the call for a criminal investigation by CA Attorney General Jerry Brown and US attorney general Eric Holder of this Federal and state fraud and the systemic cost shifting by employers and the insurance industry on the Federal government and government agencies. The control by the insurance industry of workers compensation and all healthcare must be eliminated if American’s health & safety as well as healthcare are going to be protected.

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day

http://www.workersmemorialday.org___________
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