Overland Park, Kan.—A United Steelworkers (USW) delegation told Compass Minerals shareholders today that the company’s abusive, illegal practices must end and that its treatment of decorated veteran Derrick Forestier could reflect poorly on the company’s business.
“Compass Minerals needs to heed our message and ensure that its subsidiary, North American Salt, obeys labor law and reinstates Derrick Forestier with back pay,” said Local 14425 President Mark Migues. “The longer this dispute goes, the greater the damage to the company’s reputation and business.”
Migues’s statement to Compass Minerals shareholders can be found HERE.
This is a PR disaster for CMP and Northern Salt. They don't even realize that it's going viral on them.
"One glaring example of Compass Minerals management’s disrespect for employees is the case of decorated veteran Derrick Forestier.
Compass Minerals fired Forestier for going to a mandatory VA appointment. A veteran who has served our country through three times in combat, five deployments and who’s earned a bronze star should not be terminated for receiving required medical care."
Now I've seen five different people "share" it on facebook in the last hour. I got copied on it from one of my veterans groups (Veterans for Common Sense).