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Slide 58


  • Type: Text Slide
  • Content:
    • 1988-1994: company growing rapidly
    • 350-400 of the 425 employees were temp workers
    • OSHA referral from local hospital - treating 2-6 injuries from plant daily

    Speaker Notes:
    APM was a fast growing company with a good market for their product.

    In order to cut costs the company eliminated the union at the plant. They replaced the workers with temporary labor employees from Temp Agencies. They also cut down on middle management and continued to add processes and equipment to the already crowded plant.

    As a result of high turnover, lack of training and oversight the quality of the product suffered and injury rates skyrocketed. Some Temp Agencies refused to provide any more workers. They company was forced to bus workers in, some from 2 hours away, to get full coverage in the plant.

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