• Report: #767393

Complaint Review: HERSHEY COMPANY

  • Submitted: Fri, August 19, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, August 19, 2011

  • Reported By: tom — memphis Tennessee USA
hershey, Pennsylvania United States of America

HERSHEY COMPANY BOYCOTT...........HERSHEY CANDY..........MADE IN MEXICO hershey, Pennsylvania

*Consumer Comment: "Patties"

*Consumer Comment: Lost your job when the moved the peppermint patty

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The information is true according to the article recently published.   Secondly I am organizing a nationwide boycott of The Hershey company.   They don't make some of their products in America.
(see second article)

They sent these jobs out of the U.S.  and make peppermint patties in Mexico.  They want to sell to Americans but can't employ Americans.   I have a real problem with this.  I personally will continue a boycott for all Hershey candies. I bought York Peppermint patties for years.  I thought all this time that they were made in the U.S.A.  Well I found out the truth.  They will not get my money.   I am asking others to boycott Hershey.   We can bring back the jobs if we hurt their bottomline.   If you care about putting a stop to the export of jobs.  Then join me in the boycott.

The Hershey Company has been in the news.  See article below.

Foreign students walk off Hersheys factory job in protest

By Liz Goodwin
National Affairs Reporter

RSSBy Liz Goodwin | The Lookout  Thu, Aug 18, 2011  This is where the article came from
I give credit to the publisher and the writer.

Hundreds of foreign students on a State Department cultural exchange visa program walked off their factory jobs in protest on Wednesday.

The J-1 visa program brings foreign students to the country to work for two months and learn English, and was designed in part to fill seasonal tourism jobs at resorts and seaside towns. The 400 students employed at a Pennsylvania factory that makes Hershey's candies told The New York Times that even though they make $8.35 an hour, their rent and program fees are deducted from their paychecks, leaving them with less money than they spent to get the visas and travel to the country in the first place.

Some of the students were assigned night shifts, and said they were pressured to work faster and faster on the factory lines.
Hershey's said they didn't hire the students when the Times asked:

A spokesman for Hershey's, Kirk Saville, said the chocolate company did not directly operate the Palmyra packing plant, which is managed by a company called Exel. A spokeswoman for Exel said it had found the student workers through another staffing company.
Last December, the AP revealed that federal immigration officials were investigating two human-trafficking abuse cases related to J-1 visas. Strip clubs openly solicited J-1 visa holders in job listings, and some foreign students told the AP they were forced into sexual slavery when their passports were confiscated by a ring of criminals. About 150,000 J-1 visas were given out in 2008. Businesses save about 8 percent by using a foreign worker because of Social Security and other taxes they do not have to pay.

I will make follow up reports on facts involving their products.  

Second article
Peppermint Patties plant; work moves to Mexico
By Kathryn Kroll, The Plain Dealer cleveland.com | Friday, February 20, 2009, 11:45 AM

I don't have permission to use these articles.  Therefore,  I wish to show who wrote these two articles. hopefully avoid copyright infringement.

Updated at 1:32 p.m. READING, Pa. -- Production of York Peppermint Patties and other candy brands is coming to an end at The Hershey Co. plant in Reading, Pa. After 23 years in Reading, the chocolate maker is closing the plant Friday and moving production to a new factory it has built in Monterey, Mexico. It will mean the loss of 300 jobs in the southeastern Pennsylvania city.

The plant also makes 5th Avenue and Zagnut candy bars and Jolly Rancher hard candies.
The nation's largest candy manufacturer announced two years ago that the plant would close as part of a wider move by Hershey to eliminate 1,500 jobs and one-third of its existing production lines, shifting more manufacturing to contractors in the United States.

I will make follow up reports on facts involving their products.   

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AUTHOR: Neutralizer - (USA)

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Lost your job when the moved the peppermint patty


manufacturing to Mexico, eh?

If we boycott all products not made in the U.S, that leaves us with few choices.  This is a global economy.

You go ahead and boycott, and I'll continue to enjoy the patties.
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