Thursday, January 7, 2016

No Delivery Problem This Thursday

See: No Wednesday Delivery 

Wait until you $ee who delivered today.

"Immigrants deliver the day" by Marcela García   January 06, 2016

When a group of Globe employees arrived in Newton distribution center last weekend to help deliver papers, other media naturally were there to talk to us. Reporters delivering their own work — that’s a story.


I've had enough of the conceit, thanks.

But off camera, and working side by side with us as we assembled the Sunday paper, were the people who are there every night, making not much more than minimum wage.

What does that say about the Globe?

It’s another story, seldom told. The Globe and other newspapers are delivered by a workforce largely made up of immigrants — the same people, broadly speaking, who mow lawns in the suburbs, do the dishes in restaurants, and clean offices after work hours.

Is that what is accounting for all the botched deliveries?

You know, the "illegal immigrants, who mow the lawns, trim the hedges, clean the swimming pools, park the cars, serve the hors d'oeuvres, tidy up the mansions, and do many of the other things that make life so enjoyable for the rich."

And you were wondering why adult employment in America is at decades-low levels? 

Now you know why the "illegal immigrant" problem is never solved and why it is encouraged by government and bu$ine$$. 

What's more, you now have a look into the mind-set of those pushing the agenda. They have made it clear that they are talking to themselves, or at least think they are.

As the Globe works to right its delivery problems, it’s ever more dependent on finding dependable workers. They are often immigrants from Guatemala, Brazil, or Haiti, who regularly work two (or even three) jobs and start their work day at 2 a.m. sorting and stuffing hundreds of newspapers at an impressive rate.

Now you know why there isn't a job for you, undependable American.

Part of the subtext of the crisis the Globe has faced for the past week is that our new delivery vendor can’t seem to find enough people willing and able to do the grueling work.

That statement runs counter to what the Globe reported earlier, but who is keeping track?

“The guy who delivered to us for years wrote a letter and said, ‘I want to deliver your paper, but the new firm [ACI] won’t even talk to me.’ ”

Other than that, even if you accept the sh** narrative being shoveled here, the new vendor wasn't prepared to take on the job? WTF?

When I returned to the distribution warehouse in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a Spanish-speaking supervisor pointed around and said, “These guys start their day with this job, then they go to the next one, which is usually landscaping or construction.” I watched as he used broken Portuguese to greet a Brazilian driver who was about to deliver a couple hundred Globes in Weston. “As soon as he’s done,” the supervisor tells me, “he goes to his second job at a manufacturing plant in Marlborough.”

I'm sure that is one of the, you know, jobs Americans don't want

Of course, in the Globe's eyes this is a wonderful thing. I'm wondering if the reporter asked to see a green card.

So was being worked to death to exist in grinding poverty in the brochure they handed out encouraging you all to come?

As has been reported, some of the drivers didn’t stick with the new company, ACI Media Group, because of its poor routing logistics.

Reported where? Not in the Globe! They reported the opposite, and I've been on this story to the exclusion of all else!

The sequence and instructions of most routes were scrambled, which meant carriers were spending twice the amount of time to deliver the same number of newspapers. More work for the same pay. So some just didn’t show up again.

And those who stay say they’ve found that the delivery problems of the past week can make for unpleasant introductions. One worker, whom I’ll call “Roberto” because he didn’t want his name used, said in Spanish, “I have been introducing myself to some of the new customers. I said to one as I was delivering his paper the other day, ‘I’m your new delivery person; I’m so sorry for the delay, we’re new.’ And he just grunted.”


You know, maybe he didn't speak Spanish!! Or is sick of excuses after decent service for decades.

It was 9 degrees outside, and Roberto was readying his second load of the morning. He’s a 35-year-old father of three from Guatemala. A Waltham resident, he’s been delivering the Globe in Needham for two years.

“The company, the owners of the newspaper, should be aware and value the efforts of those who switched and those who have been doing this work regularly for a long time,” he says. “My cousin keeps telling me, you’re crazy for doing this job. My hand is in pain every day. But to whom do we complain?”

That's why immigrants and illegals are preferred; they don't complain like American citizens, and there are no messy taxes to pay. 

Doesn't the Globe care about them? Their news pages sure made it seem like they do, the ba$tion of corporate liberali$m that it is and all.

Roberto said he used to deliver 200 papers for the Globe’s old vendor, Publishers Circulation Fulfillment Inc., in two hours. Now he’s doing 450 papers starting at 1 a.m. and finishing by 8 a.m. “All the people you see here right now, they’re new,” he says, pointing to about 15 drivers. “They come to try out the work one or two days, but some won’t come back.”

I'll bet they are lazy Americans.

On Tuesday, the Globe rehired PCF to split the distribution with ACI. PCF will begin delivering the paper again on Monday. As the Globe distribution normalizes, consumers will start to get their newspapers again and the labor force will stabilize.

In other words, there were no delivery problems before this disaster. Otherwise, things wouldn't be "normalizing."

We’ll all continue to reap the fruits of Roberto and the rest of the drivers’ cheap labor.

I'm sorry, what was that, Globe? 

Makes all their arguments for minimum wage increases seem hollow at best and $elf-$erving at worst. 

Neat trick, too. The increases proposed won't keep pace with prices so the poor sobs will only be falling behind at a slower rate. 

I liken it to the amount of water pouring into the Titanic. In the last half hour or so the rate of water coming into the boat declined, and that was a good thing.

As independent contractors, they won’t get medical insurance or other benefits, but will toss the paper onto doorsteps and then move on to a second or third job. 

It's a Globe $ucce$$ $tory! This is what happens when you are a sanctuary state.

I asked Roberto how his English is and he gestured with his hand: So-so.

Must be why the subscriber grunted at him.

Then I asked him if he ever reads the Globe. He looked up and stared back at me as if I was saying something crazy. And he just laughed.

And I must be crazy for reading this.

Marcela García is a Globe editorial writer

Need anything more be said? They are laughing in our faces.


And look who is in the front of the line for jobs delivering the Globe:

"Fear of deportations swirls in state" by Maria Sacchetti Globe Staff  January 07, 2016

Federal immigration roundups in the United States last weekend frightened immigrants and advocates across Massachusetts, but law enforcement officials said Wednesday that nobody has been detained in New England. 

They need them to deliver Globes.

Chelsea’s police chief, Brian Kyes, said rumors of immigration raids in Greater Boston rattled the city all weekend. On social media, panicked immigrants posted unconfirmed reports of raids at East Boston’s Maverick Square, in Chelsea, and at Logan International Airport, but Kyes said there were no raids.

“There was absolutely nothing,” he said, adding that a top federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told him nobody was arrested in New England. Still, Kyes said, the rumors raged “like wildfire. It went all over the place.”

A federal immigration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak on the issue, said agents searched for a small number of immigrants with final deportation orders in New England but could not find them.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said that immigration officers arrested 121 immigrants last weekend, primarily in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina, targeting a specific group of adults and children from Central America who arrived illegally after May 1, 2014, and had been ordered deported by an immigration judge.

SeeUS agents round up Central Americans slated for deportation

“This should come as no surprise,” Johnson said in a statement. “I have said publicly for months that individuals who constitute enforcement priorities, including families and unaccompanied children, will be removed.”

Dozens of immigrants in New England and thousands nationwide potentially fall into those categories, according to figures from TRAC, a Syracuse University data research group, and the immigration courts, which are under the Department of Justice.

That is when I stopped TRACing this story, so to type.

TRAC codirector Susan Long said immigration judges in Boston have ordered 263 parents and children deported in the past two fiscal years. That includes children who arrived without their parents. Long said it is unclear how many of those ordered deported remain in the United States.

Nationwide, thousands of unaccompanied minors and adult detainees with their children have been ordered deported, according to an immigration court spokeswoman, Kathryn Mattingly. Thousands of cases are pending.

Many immigrants were ordered deported in absentia, meaning they either did not show up for their hearing or did not know it was held, she said.

Among them is 20-year-old Francisco Sosof Cumatz, a dishwasher from Guatemala living in Burlington in constant fear of deportation. He said he faces death threats in his homeland and had hoped to explain his case to a judge.

But his lawyer, Zoila Gomez, said he did not receive the hearing notice because he moved and updated his address only with ICE. He did not realize he also had to inform the Department of Justice’s immigration courts. The next time he checked in with ICE, as required, they attached a GPS device to his ankle to monitor him.

Hey, look, we are all being spied on. Welcome to AmeriKa!

“At any hour they could take me away,” he said. “What can I do?” 

Be thankful they didn't shoot you dead (Hispanics must be the half-white totals).

Worried advocates called for a halt to the roundups and said they are mobilizing to protect immigrants.

Wednesday night, more than 150 people holding signs and lighting candles attended a vigil at the State House to protest the roundups.

Ever notice that gays, illegals, global-warmers, and any cleverly-named color coup protests are treated favorably while Occupy and antiwar protesters are not in my agenda-pu$hing, war-promoting, $atu$ quo paper? 

Afterward, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition planned to hold conference calls for immigrants, in English and Spanish. A national organization set up a hot line to report any raids.

Starting Friday in Boston, advocates are planning forums to educate immigrants about their rights in case of a raid.

Thousands of the immigrants are from Honduras and El Salvador, which have some of the highest rates of violence in the world. 

And which just happen to be two close U.S. allies. Like Gringo Yanqi of the North, like son.

“We’re deporting people to death zones?” said Patricia Montes, the executive director of Centro Presente, who organized the Wednesday night vigil. “I don’t understand it.” 

Imagine what it would be like if the U.S. was waging war on them. 

Maybe they are at that anyway with their double-dealing, double-crossing, playing-both-sides "Drug War."

In Massachusetts, advocates who once considered President Obama an ally grasped for answers about the deportation of parents and children.

Some wondered if Homeland Security was seeking to deter families from risking a dangerous border crossing. In the spring and summer of 2014, a surge of thousands of Central American migrants crossing the border ignited a fierce debate over illegal immigration.

After a decline, Johnson said, the number of crossings began to rise again in August.

Some advocates said they fear that Obama is playing politics, since the popularity of the leading GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, rose after he advocated deporting all illegal immigrants.

Oh, he would never do that (snort)!

Obama had vowed to tackle the immigration issue in his first year in office, but his efforts were largely crushed. Though he granted work permits in 2012 to unauthorized immigrants brought here as children, hundreds of thousands of people have been deported since he took office.

What's one more broken promise from that odious creature?

“I think about how happy I was when he was first elected, and here we are seven years later,” said Sarang Sekhavat, federal policy director for the Massachusetts immigrant coalition. “It’s been a really miserable time for immigrants.”

I know exactly how he feels, and not just for them. For nearly everybody on the planet save for the elite crust of which Obama is a part. 

That is the same group, btw, that laid the groundwork for all the conditions that have caused mass migrations -- and they now claim they are your savior and advocate!

Johnson said the enforcement operations would continue “as appropriate.”

Some hailed Homeland Security for the increased enforcement.

“We applaud ICE for finally beginning the removal of Central American family units that have been issued final orders of removal by immigration judges,” Roy Beck of NumbersUSA, a national organization that favors limiting immigration, said in a statement. “America is a nation of laws, but those laws are meaningless unless they are enforced.”

It's all in the priorities, yes, and the verdict is in.

In Chelsea, where nearly half of the population is foreign born, the police chief said he hoped immigration officials had no plans to arrest families in his city, unless they are a threat to public safety.

“It would tip our community upside down,” Kyes said. “I would definitely not want that to happen here.”

Who would deliver the Globe?



No snafus on Friday, 'eh? 

Globe weathered the storm, so to speak.