To whom it may concern, March 7, 2013
My feelings are that the employer Crown Corr. Inc. (Bill Belanger) is writing reviews that are not true and their employees are dismissed for reasons other than what he is writing. I find it irresponsible for a superintend to say that his employees dont work up to journeyman level at their trade and then lay-off people without so much as a verbal warning and or a written warning explaining what their expectation are of their employees.
I myself feel the journeyman all were working up to or beyond what was expected of them all.On more than one occasion Ryan Belanger had made comments that reflect on me personally by clapping and commenting when I was carrying material from one side of stadium to other end. Ryan said to get the material carry up the stairs to fourth floor, and not to take the elevator. [continued below]....
..... And when I was done with one task Jessie Flores called Bill Belanger on the radio and ask, what was the next job that he wanted me to do. Bill Belanger would say to go help someone else if I can handle it. A very derogatory statement, inferring Im not as good as everyone else. A very demeaning statement for anyone who would be standing next to the radio when he says stuff like that. I know theyre an out of state contractor and maybe where theyre from people talk like that but in their letter titled (Harassment Policy) they prohibit conduct including but not limited to: Verbal, Physical and or Derogatory Comments. I dont know for a fact that they are saying everyone is unqualified, but by saying that, They open up the chance to hire out of state employees like their family and friends to come here and take the jobs of qualified local 104 personal who have worked in Santa Clara for their whole life and know their jobs like the back of their hands. When asking for someone to help lift heavy material and carry it with me, which is what they tell you at the safety meeting to do. They would say you dont need help. They have people grinding metal without the proper safety gear such as goggles, ear-plugs, dust mask. When I asked for them they didnt have any for two days. They tell you to tie off when youre working but they dont have enough safety gear (yo-yos, slings, tie strap) for the people they have on the job. In orientation they told us to use our own equipment for each specific job. I have not used any equipment with Crown Corrs name on it. Each day working I have been using all the other trades; boom lifts, scissor lifts, and ladders.
When they paired me up with another lady working on steel, she was showing me the way they showed her cutting the steel. She laid two 4 x 4 wood studs, against pile of steel. Making a ramp to slide the 14 foot steel tubing down from pile safely. It also made the steel easier to rotate, while cutting each length down and notched to different sizes. She had just finished showing me how to cut the first piece of steel. When Bill Belanger came over to us, and kicked the ramp down. Then he jumped up on the pile of steel, kicking all the top row to the ground. Her and I were both asking him what was he doing, or whats going on? He said nothing but started on second row of steel tubing, throwing on the ground. Now he made our job more difficult, and kicked our steel out of the numbers we had in order.
Our Crown Corr safety guy Rich Marcotte, looked totally shocked at Bills Belangers behavior. Now our job was to find the steel tubing numbers, and move from all over the ground.When one of the guys said first thing in the morning he had a dental appointment he put in request two weeks ahead of time. The boss said ok, he remembered. Then by lunch when the guy left for dentist appointment, the boss went over there and sent home the two others guys that was working with him. Like a punishment for one guy leaving. This has happen three different times since I have been here on the job. Another time the boss came up to me asking who was complaining about wanting to go home? I said there was no one on our crew who complained? The boss said he heard from someone that our group was complaining to go home? Then he sent us all home at lunch, but let another crew stay to work the rest of the day plus over time. The way this job is being ran, raises a lot of questions. I see them preaching to be safe, but none of the safety precautions is being used on the job. Since I have been on the job, after each accident then they let workers have the safety equipment they needed before the accident. In less then thirty days, I have witness over twelve plus accidents that could of been safe environment.