This is total bullshit. These men and women were working in conditions of heat in the upper nineties, wearing protective clothing and masks to cover their faces. They could only work twenty minutes at a time, then they had to find some water and shade to escape the heat. They then went right back to work. After doing all this terrible work, in the worst of conditions, BP fires them for being dirty.
Again from Mother Jones:
A BP spokesman told me that all its subcontractors are required to drug test their cleanup employees and allow BP to do random checks itself; it just happened to do one of those checks last week. But the cleanup workers believe the company's motivation was to fire a bunch of people fast.
From the start of this, BP has been lying to our government, our scientists, and the people of the Gulf. Now, instead of treating these workers with a little respect and giving them a little notice and a small bonus for helping them out of this multi-billion dollar mess, they give them to boot. What a bunch of asswipes, and they can damn well kiss America's bloody ass!
In this small piece, I didn't mention that many of these same workers are getting sick and being hospitalized from the oil, chemicals, or both. Please go to this link to find out more about this:
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