Criminals Sue for Right to Work the Census

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Paying $17.75 an hour, U.S. Census jobs, though temporary, are attractive in an economy where unemployment is stuck at 9.7 percent. But the Census Bureau's screening policies, designed to safeguard the public, end up discriminating against minorities, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

That's because the bureau has set up an "arbitrary barrier to employment" for any person with an arrest record, "no matter how trivial or disconnected from the requirements of the job," the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, says. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is named as the defendant.

The national suit, filed by Outten & Golden L.L.P. in New York and a coalition of public-interest organizations, seeks class-action status on behalf of those turned down for a job if they were arrested and not convicted, or convicted for an offense irrelevant to the job.
Phila. woman at center of census lawsuit | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/14/2010

"Arbitrary barrier"? Like "Hey - we don't want rapists knocking on our doors"?

With unemployment skyrocketing, EVERY employer including the govt., should be able to choose the best. They have welfare to take care of them while Joe Q. Public's UI may be running out. :evil:
 

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the fbi runs a background check on you...you have to be fingerprinted...what an ordeal...as far as the 17.50 an hour. that must be in california....different states are paying different rates....in other words i am not getting 17.50 an hour

and apparently the customs dude was right....they made it all go away....lol..what a joke
 

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the fbi runs a background check on you...you have to be fingerprinted...what an ordeal...as far as the 17.50 an hour. that must be in california....different states are paying different rates....in other words i am not getting 17.50 an hour

and apparently the customs dude was right....they made it all go away....lol..what a joke
Have you had to go to any disgusting shacks where the occupants smell like urine, feces, cat piss, and stale cigarettes?
 

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Paying $17.75 an hour, U.S. Census jobs, though temporary, are attractive in an economy where unemployment is stuck at 9.7 percent. But the Census Bureau's screening policies, designed to safeguard the public, end up discriminating against minorities, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

That's because the bureau has set up an "arbitrary barrier to employment" for any person with an arrest record, "no matter how trivial or disconnected from the requirements of the job," the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, says. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is named as the defendant.

The national suit, filed by Outten & Golden L.L.P. in New York and a coalition of public-interest organizations, seeks class-action status on behalf of those turned down for a job if they were arrested and not convicted, or convicted for an offense irrelevant to the job.
Phila. woman at center of census lawsuit | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/14/2010

"Arbitrary barrier"? Like "Hey - we don't want rapists knocking on our doors"?

With unemployment skyrocketing, EVERY employer including the govt., should be able to choose the best. They have welfare to take care of them while Joe Q. Public's UI may be running out. :evil:
The woman in the story isn't a rapist.
 

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No wonder the republicans are saying to greet them with shotguns.
 

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the worst was an enclave of barely reconizable trailors....i have talked to crack heads....one guy was nekkid on the sofa...who just said..."come in honey" lol...he pulled a blanket over his lower parts and turned springer down to talk to me...friendly as they can be ...so far...even the refusals...
 

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