March 24, 2023
Someone Told on Hammer Properties NW, INC in Bellingham

"Workers have been back at work since beginning of May without social distancing in departments, as all staff is back in the building and working. This is not essentail manufacturing, it's custom cabinets for homes and they are not completing existing work, they are business as usual, requesting employees work overtime to meet deadlines. They have coerced all employees, who are union represented to return to work or lose their unemployment. Initially union said it's non essential manufacturing and employees weren't to go back until PHASE 2, now the union is telling employees to return asap or lose unemployment benefits?? How does a business just get to become essential? I work for an essential company and have had to adhere to temp checks, sign ins, and given essential paperwork. ACC has a manager taking temps and saying if you register high to go outside in the cold until it comes down. Manager Dean also jokes about having been around someone that became COVID positive back in January out drinking at a bar. The owner, Will, has told his employees the governor's office contacted them and said they are essential now, but now that employees are reporting to work no such paperwork exists. And they refused to give essential paperwork for employees to keep in their car to prove it, should need be. If they are supposed to be open, fine, but as an essential employee who is obligated to follow the rules of going to work and possibly exposing myself, why are the people who are required to stay home not having to comply? Why should we essential people have to? This is not right, and discredits the disease and government on so many levels. Hopefully this shady business will get shut down for not only exposing their employees to a deadly disease, but operating the whole time and coercing and threatening employees to return because they don't want to be closed anymore." – Anonymous
The aforementioned complaint was filed in Otis Orchard, Washington on Monday May 11, 2020 with L&I DOSH Nathan Kresse against Affordable Custom Cabinets saying, Essential business not following social distancing requirements. No email address was given and no phone number was given. #affordablecustomcabinets #manufacturing

Source: Someone Told on Affordable Custom Cabinets in Otis Orchard

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