Happened at hubby's workplace which I thought it was so silly and unnecessary. Threatened for those who worked ten hours to go 12 hours of work, 12 hour workers to go 15 hours, mandatory seven days a week on said hours regardless of your seniority. Threatened to give one point against each employee for NOT coming to work Sunday which majority are churchgoers. Threatened to FIRE ANYONE who decided to move to union status or to form an union (because of the long hours, accidents and fatique are increasing per day). OR even talking about union, you will be terminated. PERIOD. Must work FASTER and NO mistakes, the employer had timers on everyone and told everyone that they were not doing it fast enough due to their "sources".....each order line has the length of time that each employee must put in the packaging or assembly boxes. Everyone is getting burned out, including hubby. Threatened daily "We CAN fire all of you and replace ALL of you within 24 hours". Yesterday 12 people walked out due to unfair practices. When emergency arises (with family or work injury), you can not take time off for the death of the family, or if injured, you must wait for top supervisor to take you to the hospital and must submit a drug test on top of that so if you have any drugs in your system, your butt is bye bye. With orders being so behind, there will be NO second shift, all employees must put MORE hours into their work. Heck it would be cheaper if they have a second shift, would it? Heck, I found out this company from hubby's lead leader said that he has been working there for five years and they are still behind five years. With all those threats, it is making my hubby very uneasy which he said he does not want to make mistakes, go at his good pace, not too fast or too slow and he is running ragged of 60 to 62 hours of work per week. He only get Sundays off but it may be soon, he will be working seven days a week with NO idea when it will end. Not all the parts are available each day for assembly and packaging. His co workers are grumbling and still talking union AFTER work, not during.... I know hubby tries very hard but getting sour about the whole thing. Been working there since May. I told him just follow what AJ (his line leader) is doing, rolling the threats off his shoulder because it does not work in the last five years. Is the employer being realistic or they needed to knock the high horse out of them? This employer is a sub contractor of Caterpillar but Caterpillar OWNS the company itself but the employees are non union when the higher ups are contracted employees. It pays OK, 75 cents more than the minimum wage but benefits are very good. The morale of that place is shot and the tension is running high. No one is talking to each other. Hubby got three or four supervisor telling him what to do but none of the supervisors are together, going over the plans for the day to get the orders out. They just pull him off from his station to help another and another supervisor would go up to him saying what are you doing HERE instead of back to your station? He told them that and got written up for leaving his station. All the employees have five points before dismissing or being fired by the company. Many of them are really getting close to the 3-4 point going against them. If the accidents keep piling and more hours piling up, I dont think OSHA is going to do anything, would they? It really ticked the employees off big time when the higher ups get their weekends and holidays off while the rest of them keep on working. So whats fair??????????