Daily Bread for 2.11.23: Foxconn Accused of Stealing from Its Own Wisconsin Employees

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 43. Sunrise is 6:56 AM and sunset 5:21 PM for 10h 25m 34s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 70.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1812, Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of “gerrymandering” for the first time.

Trump has called Foxconn in Wisconsin the ‘eighth wonder of the world,’ and so one can surmise that he considered a world wonder includes allegations of stealing from employees. Honest to goodness, what a dog-crap company. (Most companies are never accused of wage theft.) 

Evan Casey reports Former Foxconn Employee Alleges Company Commits Wage Theft (‘Company is alleged to be altering time sheets’):

A new lawsuit claims employees working for Foxconn at its Mount Pleasant facility were underpaid because the company routinely shaved time off timesheets.

The federal class action lawsuit was filed this week by Scotty Allen, a former employee of FII USA, Inc., or Foxconn Industrial Internet U.S.A. The lawsuit alleges Allen was fired because he complained to his bosses that the company was changing the “clock in” and “clock out” times for him and other employees.


Foxconn initially planned to invest $10 billion on a large flat-screen manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant and employ 13,000 people. Those plans never came to fruition, and a far smaller manufacturing facility now operates on the site.

A person of normal ability should have seen from the beginning that Foxconn in Wisconsin’s entire premise was dodgy.  One might say, confidently, even mega, ultra, uber dodgy. In Whitewater, the ‘Greater’ Whitewater Committee (a business lobby) once hosted a state employee flacking for the project during the Walker Administration.  No one ever made a place greater with lesser ideas.  

Foxconn was a dumb idea when the project was proposed, when it began, and ever since.

FREE WHITEWATER has an entire category dedicated to the Foxconn fiasco.

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