Posts tagged Pontiac Assembly Plant
Hello, and welcome back to “Power Corrupts”. I’m David Schied, a person just like you who is interested and doing something about the corruption of power I see happening all around me here in the United States.
Let’s also keep in mind that Camille McMillan received her diagnosis of having Multiple Sclerosis in 1995! She nevertheless worked hard and she didn’t ask for any special favors….Most certainly, she never received any either with THIS group of GM supervisors and managers. Shall we take a closer look at the true character of some of these individuals with which Camille was forced to work, and from whom else she was obligated to follow directions?
So here we have two women working in what has been a traditionally male-dominated employment environment. Add to that….both are women of color working under a nearly entirely white staff of supervisory plant and executive management at General Motors. Both women are subject to sexual intimidation and both report racial threats.
The documentation of the Torres case shows us what might have occurred with Camille McMillan had she been more assertive with the escalation of her formal grievances through the system of “administrative remedies’ set up by the union. This brings us back now to Camille McMillan’s case, and with her taking the less formal approach of writing letters in request for personal assistance from GM management, from her union “brothers”, and from her legal and civil rights “representatives”. Isn’t this the route that the UAW’s Public Review Board stated that Debra Torres should have taken?…. these “other avenues”, to deal with those problem managers, like “having more discussions with her local Union members”?