Bloom Energy fined for paying Mexican workers lower wages


Bloom Energy, which plans to build  a fuel cell  manufacturing plant in Newark, was ordered to  pay $31,922 in back wages and an equal amount in damages to 14 Mexican welders who were brought in to work alongside domestic workers refurbishing power generators at its plant in the San Francisco area.

The fine followed a federal investigation that inspected records from Nov. 21, 2010, to Nov. 20, 2012, according to labor officials.

Site preparation work is under way for the plant on the University of Delaware STAR campus, at the site of the former Chrysler assembly plant.

Click on the link to the full story from the Oakland Tribune

via Sunnyvale energy startup Bloom Energy penalized for bringing in Mexican workers, paying $2.66/hr in pesos – Inside Bay Area.

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  1. Isn’t it interesting that the Delaware News Journal has continued to ignore this story…. that broke in the national press three days ago? I guess it would reflect badly on the state’s Democrats and particularly on Governor Markell, who signed a sweetheart deal with Bloom that forces Delmarva Power customers to subsidize yet another green energy boondoggle (just like his party’s idiot in the White House has done, time and time again).

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